# [Tugindia] thicker table borders

E. Krishnan ekmath at md5.vsnl.net.in
Sat Apr 12 09:03:54 CEST 2003

On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Sivaram Neelakantan wrote:

> If I have table

.........................

> How do I make only the outer borders thicker/bolder?  say with a
> thickness of 1pt ?

A quick solution  would be to enclose the whole table in an "fbox" with
the desired thickness for the frames. For example

\setlength{\fboxsep}{0pt}
\setlength{\fboxrule}{0.6pt}
\fbox{%
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|}
\hline
11 & 12 & 13\\
\hline
21 & 22 & 23\\
\hline
31 & 32 & 33\\
\hline
\end{tabular}}

Note that the default thickness of lines in a table is 0.4pt and hence
the thickness of the frame is set to 0.6pt to make the total width 1pt.

--
Krishnan