[OS X TeX] multiline bracket in a table, text in math mode?

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Wed Oct 4 05:44:52 EDT 2006

On Oct 3, 2006, at 22:39 , Cyril wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to duplicate a table using latex, and I need to use a  
> mutliline brace (not sure of the name, the curly bracket) inside  
> this table. Using arrays in tables seems to work OK so since I am  
> not using LaTeX for maths, I started to look at how to do only that  
> part, and I came up with
> \[ il  \left. \begin{array} {ccc}		
> 		est content \\ sera content \\ serait content
> 	\end{array} \right\} que vous soyez là \]
> which does not work right, since spaces between the words are  
> eaten, and the "sera content" is not alligned with the "il" and  
> "que vous soyez là" (and nevermind the accent).

Because \[ ... \] shifts to math mode, and the letters in your text  
become "variables". I'm sure there are better ways, but try this

\[ \text{il}  \left. \begin{array} {ccc}		
	\text{est content} \\ \text{sera content} \\ \text{serait content}
	\end{array} \right\} \text{que vous soyez là} \]


\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}% or whatever encoding your text editor is  
\usepackage{amsmath}% this is important for the \text{...} commands  

in your preamble.


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