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Old 03-22-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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Adjust table width so that it fits to page width


Hi all,

A couple of days I started using latex and have still one question about the table width. My table is too wide for a page. How can I adjust it so that it fits on the full width of a page? Can I use a command or do I have to specify each column widths by hand?

my table looks like this;

\begin{tabular}{l c c c c c c c c c c} \hline\hline
\textbf{Panel B: Book Leverage} & & & & & & & & & & \\[-2.5ex]
\textbf{\% Change in Response} &Full & & & & & & & & & \\[-2.5ex]
\textbf{to IQR Shock} &Sample & & \multicolumn{2}{c}{Size} & &\multicolumn{2}{c}{Ratings} & &\multicolumn{2}{c}{Div. Payout} \\[-1.0ex]
\cline{2-2}
\cline{4-5}
\cline{7-8}
\cline{10-11}


& & &Small &Large & &Unrated &Rated & &Low &High \\[-2ex]
& & &Firms &Firms & &Firms &Firms & &DivPayout &DivPayout \\[-2ex]
& & &(1) &(2)& &(3) &(4)& &(5) &(6) \\[-0.5ex]
\hline

$Land\&Building$ &20.12**& &28.94* &-18.66 & &26.12** &-14.66 & &28.56** &-17.80 \\[0ex]
$Machinery\&Equipment$ &0.61& &5.83 &-5.73 & &-0.77 &1.94 & &-0.87 &-12.01 \\[0ex]
$OtherTangibles$ &1.27& &0.98 &-1.89 & &0.69 &6.22 & &0.89 &-7.85 \\[0ex]
$Size$ &13.95& &-6.77 &1.29 & &5.83 &2.44 & &-3.65 &-12.38*** \\[0ex]
$Profiability$ &-5.54***& &-4.81 &7.62* & &-5.65*** &-6.89** & &-4.38 &76.76*** \\[0ex]
$Q$ &3.80*& &1.98 &-3.16 & &-2.04 &-2.07 & &-0.85 &-12.46*** \\[0ex]
$EarningsVolatility$ &-5.86& &-8.41 &0.36 & &-7.99 &-2.71 & &-11.39 &-1.02 \\[0ex]
$MarginalTaxRate$ &-4.51***& &-15.82*** &-1.31 & &-5.52*** &-1.03 & &-12.81*** &-2.32 \\[0ex]
$RatingDummy$ &0.07***& & &0.07*** & & & & &20.18 &14.50** \\[0ex]
\hline
$Obs.$ &8,645& &2,404 &2,549 & &6,463 &1,373 & &3,448 &2,476 \\[0ex]
$Adj.-R2$ &0.086& &0.110 &0.084 & &0.067 &0.035 & &0.057 &0.037 \\[0ex]
\hline\hline

\hline \end{tabular}

I did try several commands like \textwidth, \resizebox, \setlength but didn't found the solution yet. Can anybody help me?
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-22-2010, 02:02 PM   #2
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I think the only "clean" way is to adjust the font size you are using. Remember the whole point of LaTeX is that you shouldn't care about how the document formats - LaTeX does that for you. So, if it isn't doing it right then perhaps you need to re-think the data you are giving it!
 
Old 03-22-2010, 03:13 PM   #3
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Does this link help?

http://www.latex-community.org/forum...it=table+width

If not, I'd recommending making a post in the latex-community.org forums. I have found that they are both very helpful and very knowledgeable.
 
  


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