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LaTeX Cookbook by Stefan Kottwitz

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Creating a legible table

When we learn to write tables with LaTeX, we get to know how to write in rows and columns, and how to draw lines between cells and borders around the table. Though, using all borders can result in such a table:

Creating a legible table

Such a habit may result from using WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) software such as Excel or Word to write tables. However, while such a grid is useful for entering data, it makes reading really difficult.

In good books, we can find more legible tables. Let's take a look at how to create one.

How to do it...

We will use the booktabs package, which has been written with good design in mind. Specifically, it enhances ...

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