# [OS X TeX] Table Question

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 24 11:23:31 EDT 2011

On 24-04-2011, at 17:16, Jada Watson wrote:

> Hello everyone!
>
> I am new to the LaTeX world, and I am pulling my hair out with trying to figure out create a table!
>
> I am trying to create a table that has four columns, with the first (left) column smaller than the three to the right (which should be roughly the same size as each other). I would really like this material to be centered within the cells, but I really can't figure out how to get the material both centered and have the text wrapped. I seem to be able to do one or the other at this point.
>
> The other issue is that I keep getting an error code on a table that I am attempting to construct, but I don't know what's wrong/how to fix it.
> The error code appears on the bolded line, and reads that there is an illegal character within the array. I don't know what this means or how to fix it!
>
> \begin{center}
>     \begin{tabular}{|1|p{4.6cm}|p{4.5cm}|p{4.5cm}|}

Shouldn't the character after the first | be the letter l (in lowercase).
I see a "one": 1

Berend