[OS X TeX] tabularx and textwidth

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at latex-project.org
Wed Apr 27 12:37:27 EDT 2005

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 12:32:54 -0400, Cameron Hooper <chooper at umich.edu>  

> Hi
> I'm trying to create a multicolumn table of width = \textwidth with one  
> column allowing multirow text. I expected this should work:
> \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{lX}
> Stuff
> \end{tabularx}
> However, this produces a table that is clearly wider than the main text  
> block. Here is a simple example:

tabularx produces a box of the specified width so when inserted you have  
to be aware of things like the paragraph indentation which you can  
suppress here with a \noindent.
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