[OS X TeX] Stupid question about the tabular environment

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jan 12 13:33:22 EST 2009

On Jan 12, 2009, at 12:00 PM, ewan.Delanoy at math.unicaen.fr wrote:

>                                     Hello all,
>            while the array environment produces an array that's
> (horizontally) centered inside
> the whole page by default,
> long tabulars tend to go to the right (at least this is the default  
> with
> my current configuration).
>   Surely there is a simple command that makes the tabular perfectly  
> centered
> inside the page ? All I could find in the LaTeX companion or  
> elsewhere are
> about how data are laid out *inside* it, not about how it relates to  
> the
> whole page.
>            TIA,
>                                    Ewan


If your tabular is wider than the line so it sticks out into the right  
margin use

\makebaox[\textwidth]{put your tabular here}


\makebox[\textwidth][c]{put your tabular here}

where in the first form the c parameter is implicit while it's  
explicit in the secodn form. That will center it left/right so it  
sticks out equally in both margins.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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