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Old 04-04-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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how do you shrink a table in latex?


Hey all,

How do you shrink a table in latex? \small doesn't work, and specifying its width like this:
Code:
\begin{tabular*}{width}[pos]{cols}
.. shrinks the size of the table but not the text, so the text overflows.

any ideas?

Thanks!
George
 
Old 04-05-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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For me, \small works; I'm putting an example where I used it below. The effect of \small is not very strong; use \tiny instead to see a big difference. You see my other efforts to squeeze the table: reducing table column separation to 5.8pt, and suppressing the (half) space before the first and after the last column with @{}.

Code:
\begin{table}[htbp]
  \begin{center}
    \tabcolsep 5.8pt
    \small
    \begin{tabular}{@{}l|llllllll@{}}
      & bott   & c      & c2     & dk     & edif   & font   & polt   & trat   \\ \hline
 bott & 0      & 0.3957 & 0.3910 & 0.1553 & 0.2064 & 0.2588 & 0.1759 & 0.2079 \\
 c    & 0.3957 & 0      & 0.0159 & 0.5251 & 0.1811 & 0.5255 & 0.5381 & 0.2388 \\
 c2   & 0.3910 & 0.0159 & 0      & 0.5296 & 0.1824 & 0.5386 & 0.5094 & 0.2412 \\
 dk   & 0.1553 & 0.5251 & 0.5291 & 0      & 0.3133 & 0.2071 & 0.2779 & 0.2884 \\
 edif & 0.2064 & 0.1811 & 0.1824 & 0.3133 & 0      & 0.3237 & 0.2830 & 0.1132 \\
 font & 0.2588 & 0.5255 & 0.5386 & 0.2071 & 0.3237 & 0      & 0.3364 & 0.3267 \\
 polt & 0.1759 & 0.5381 & 0.5094 & 0.2779 & 0.2830 & 0.3364 & 0      & 0.3239 \\
 trat & 0.2079 & 0.2388 & 0.2412 & 0.2884 & 0.1132 & 0.3267 & 0.3239 & 0
    \end{tabular}
  \end{center}
  \caption{Dissimilarity between the descriptors and hence between the shapes
    of any two of the small test objects.}
  \label{tab:dist8}
\end{table}

Last edited by Quigi; 04-05-2007 at 03:10 PM.
 
  


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