# [XeTeX] Large brace in multiline table cell

BPJ bpj at melroch.se
Sat Oct 12 15:59:43 CEST 2013

Thanks! A slight complication though: the other two braces which
I didn't include in my illustration enclose an even number of
lines/cells, six and two respectively.

/bpj

2013-10-12 15:20, John Was skrev:
> Hello
>
> I use plain XeTeX, and occasionally have to do something like
> this.  The coding should (I think) still be comprehensible to
> LaTeX, so you could try including something like this at the end
> of the first cell of line 3:
>
> \rlap{\kern 3pt
>            $\smash{\left .\vbox to 30pt{}\right\}}$}
>
>
> If '30pt' doesn't work (the brace is too large or too small), just
> fiddle with the amount till it's right:  it ought to be more or
> less correct if your five tabular lines take up 60pts of vertical
> space.   If the brace isn't the right distance from the text,
> alter '3pt' to what looks best. Remember to allow for the space
> occupied by the brace when you specify the right-hand part of the
> table, e.g. by  introducing an 12pt space or whatever looks best.
>
>
> John
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: BPJ
> Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 1:39 PM
> To: XeTeX (Unicode-based TeX) discussion.
> Subject: [XeTeX] Large brace in multiline table cell
>
> Can somebody help me on how to do the following with XeLaTeX,
> or, if this is not the right place to ask this, where I should
>
> I need to set a text (not math) table with two
> columns where the left column contains linebreaks
> and a 'stretchy' right brace along the right edge of the cell,
> i.e. like so:
>
>      line 1  \
>      line 2  |   General description of what
>      line 3  >   kind of things the lines
>      line 4  |   in the left cell represent
>      line 5  /
>
>      More such rows with different numbers of lines
>      in the left cell.
>
> I use LaTeX and XeLaTeX regularly, but am not used to math stuff,
> so I'm out of my depth here. It's important that the text of the
> cells is set in the same fonts as the rest of the text. I doubt
> that the braces are really needed for clarity, but it's in my
> source so I have to reproduce it.
>
>
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