1. Dirk

\newcolumntype{x}[1]{%
&gt;{\raggedleft\hspace{0pt}}p{#1}%

leaves me with error message:

Paragraph ended before (backslash)newcol@ was complete

Any ideas?

2. Hi Dirk,

Thanks for your comment, there was a parenthesis missing, I corrected it.

Cheers,
Tom

3. stefan08

Hi Tom,

\\ would work like \tabularnewline again if you insert the command \arraybackslash, for instance:

\newcolumntype{x}[1]{%
&gt;{\raggedleft\arraybackslash}p{#1}}%

It’s defined in array.sty: \def\arraybackslash{\let\\\tabularnewline}

Stefan

• Christiaan

Thanks Tom and Stephan. It worked for me

4. nguyenminhhaivn

I have a problem with tables in LaTeX. I want the text in the first row to be centered and the text in the second row to be flushed left. Hope you can help me. Thanks in advance.

5. Hi,

You can control the alignment within a cell using “\multicolumn”. Let me give you a simple example:

\begin{table}[ht]
\centering
\begin{tabular}{lrr}
&amp; \multicolumn{1}{c}{Exp. 1}
&amp; \multicolumn{1}{c}{Exp. 2}\\
Setting A&amp; 5.43498289 &amp; 4.309872395\\
Setting B&amp; 5.7098429109890 &amp; 4.10983901\\
\end{tabular}
\end{table}%

If you need separation lines, you have to use \vline and \hline between cells.

Tom.

6. Hans

Thanks a lot for this post. It helped me out!

Hans

7. James

You are a hero!!!!!!!

8. Norm

Thanks for this post; I’ve been trying to figure this out for a while and you’re the only person who has had an answer so far.

9. Thanks a lot. Your post was exactly what I needed.

10. Al

Thanks a lot! It really helped me. But can you explain what should I do, if I want to center my text not only horizontally but vertically?

• Thanks for this question. That’s an easy one :-). Use ‘m’ instead of ‘p’ to vertically align your text within a cell. Hence your column type definition would look like this:

\newcolumntype{x}[1]{%
&gt;{\raggedleft\hspace{0pt}}m{#1}}%

Cheers,
Tom.

• Al

It works – thanks a lot again!

11. Alp

This was a great help, thank you.

12. Thanks for all the tips here!