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Chapter 5. Tabular Material > 5.9. Applications

5.9. Applications

The following examples involve somewhat more complex placement requirements, allowing advanced functions such as the provision of nested tables. Here, we will put to work many of the features described in this chapter.

5.9.1. Managing tables with wide entries

Sometimes it is necessary to balance white space between narrow columns uniformly over the complete width of the table. For instance, the following table has a rather wide first row, followed by a series of narrow columns.

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You can put some rubber length in front of each column with the help of the \extracolsep command. The actual value of the rubber length is not important, as long as it can shrink enough to just fill the needed space. In this case you must, of course, specify a total width for the table. We could use \linewidth and make the table full width, but here we can obtain a better result by precalculating the width of the wide entry and specifying it as the total width of the tabular*.


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