[OS X TeX] column width in tables

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 16:25:18 EDT 2006

On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 21:48:39 +0200, Scott Cunningham <scunning at gmail.com>  

> Thank you for pointing that out, as that typo had crept in without my  
> knowledge.  I still have, after correcting the errors you noted, the  
> original problem that my first column is far too wide.  I want the first  
> column to be as large as the string in the cell in that column, and no  
> larger.  Is there a mistake in \multicolumn, similar to what you noted,  
> that could be causing an excessively wide first column somehow?

By using the "l" specifier, the column should be as wide as the widest  
contents. If that still doesn't work maybe you can provide us with a  
complete, yet minimal working example? That way it's easier to see what's  
going on.

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