[OS X TeX] suppress vertical line in table

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Mon Jan 28 15:53:56 EST 2008

 From my experience, the only time booktabs will get in your way in  
this manner is when you use the commands that booktabs implements,  
notably, \toprule, \cmidrule, \midrule, and \bottomrule.

You are not forced to use these commands for tabular, and I do believe  
regular tabular commands continue to work, and to "connect" the way  
LaTeX normally does.

Your mileage may vary!

On Jan 28, 2008, at 2:42 PM, Nathan Sanders wrote:

> On Jan 28, 2008, at 3:23 PM, George Gratzer wrote:
>>> On Jan 28, 2008, at 1:49 PM, Nathan Sanders wrote:
>>>> So, yes, in most ordinary data tables, vertical lines won't be  
>>>> needed and shouldn't be used, but an independent need for  
>>>> vertical lines in tables still exists, and it's a shame that they  
>>>> are not easier to deal with in TeX.  (I had to write my own  
>>>> package for doing Optimal Theory tableaux, because the tabular  
>>>> environment is just so abysmally insufficient for a variety of  
>>>> reasons.)
>> Did you try the package my book recommends: booktabs?
> The booktabs documentation contains an explicit statement that let  
> me know immediately that it wouldn't be suitable for doing  
> Optimality Theory tableaux: "More importantly the rules generated by  
> the new commands are in no way guaranteed to connect with verticals  
> generated by {|} characters in the preamble. This is a feature (see  
> above). You should not use vertical rules in tables, end of story."
> OT tableaux have vertical rules, "end of story".  It is the standard  
> format for every journal, conference proceedings, and book  
> publisher.  It is incorrect to leave them out and unacceptable for  
> them not to properly connect with horizontal rules.
> For examples of OT tableaux, see the documentation of my OTtablx  
> package:
> 	<http://wso.williams.edu/~nsanders/OTtablx/OTtablx-doc.pdf>
> Nathan
> --
> Nathan Sanders
> Linguistics Program
> Williams College
> http://wso.williams.edu/~nsanders/

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