# [OS X TeX] Tabulars

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Wed Apr 13 19:06:28 EDT 2005

Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On Apr 12, 2005, at 10:59 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>
>> I am doing something dumb, I am sure, but can't figure out why the
>> texts won't wrap in the following:
>
> So, for example, you could use:
>
> \begin{center}
>    \begin{tabular}{*{4}{p{3cm}}}
>    %Row0
>               \multicolumn{1}{c}{First semester}
>        &    \multicolumn{1}{c}{Math 165}
>        &    \multicolumn{1}{c}{Science 165}
>        &    \multicolumn{1}{c}{Engl 165}
>        \\
>    %Row1
>               Week 1-5
>        &    Mathematical language necessary to discuss functions
> qualitatively in both their analytic and graphic forms.
>        &    Envisioning real-life situations in terms of functions.
> Describing these situations qualitatively.
>        &    Minimal syntax necessary to communicate. First order
> predicate languages. Nature of a lexical definition.
>        \\
>    \end{tabular}
> \end{center}
>
> I hope this helps.

I shamelessly pasted your source over mine. It doesn't "help", it "is" it.

But since a good deed need always be punished, let me ask a couple more
questions.

i. How do I get ragged right text in columns 2, 3, and 4? Companion 2ed
says I should do it but as I don't really understand your set up, I
don't see where to put the command. What I tried did not work of course.

ii. How do I make the first column narrower? I tried to get tabulary to
do it for me but it does not like {*{4}{p{3cm}}} which would seem to
make sense since, as far as I understand it, it puts all four columns at
3cm.

In any case, thank you very much for what you already gave me as I can
live with it.

Regards
--schremmer

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