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## Re: [O] Way to replace normal tabular env with booktabs?

 From: John Hendy Subject: Re: [O] Way to replace normal tabular env with booktabs? Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:21:50 -0600

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:01 PM, Thomas S. Dye wrote:
Hi John,

The Library of Babel comes with your Org-mode distribution.

You'll find it at /contrib/babel/library-of-babel.org

I guess you learn something new every day!

In the org file, look for
* Tables
** LaTeX Table Export

There should be functions booktabs and booktabs-notes.

One way to use booktabs is described here:

http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-latex-export.html#sec-13-2

I'll check these out. Looked at the worg howto. Not a huge fan of the method, especially with hiding my tables, but I'll give it a shot. I figure there's got to be a simpler way; just change the first \hline -> \toprule and the bottom one to \bottomrule; \midrules in between.

Thanks again,
John

hth,
Tom

John Hendy <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Thomas S. Dye <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> Hi John,
>>
>> Agreed, booktabs makes good looking tables.
>>
>> Check out your Library of Babel.  There should  be a couple of functions
>> there that will help you go from Org mode to booktabs.
>>
>>
> Haven't done much with babel other than writing code blocks. Do you mean
> this page?
> --- http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/babel/library-of-babel.html
>
> Thanks for the suggestion. Feeling a bit lost, but am happy to look around
> for something that seems similar. I have no elisp-fu, so it'll need to be
> pretty darn similar :)
>
>
> John
>
>
>> hth,
>> Tom
>>
>> John Hendy <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>> > Greetings,
>> >
>> >
>> > I was using wikibooks for some formatting assistance on tables the other
>> > day and ran into mention of the booktabs package in the "Professional
>> > tables" section. [1] [2]
>> >
>> > I really, really liked it's formatting, especially since one of my column
>> > headers was a fraction. The standard tabular package places the \hlines
>> > extremely close to the top and bottom of my header row vs., as the
>> booktabs
>> > package says, having extremely nice looking spacing for the table. I
>> ended
>> > up doing the table manually inside #+begin_latex block.
>> >
>> > Would there be any way to specify that booktabs should be used? The
>> > formatting is literally identical except for 1) including the booktabs
>> > package and 2) using \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule instead of
>> \hlines.
>> > In fact, even with booktabs included, if you use \hlines instead of the
>> > booktab specific lines, you'll get a "regular" tabular table.
>> >
>> > Any thoughts on this?
>> >
>> >
>> > Best regards,
>> > John
>> >
>> > -----
>> > [1] http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Tables#Professional_tables
>> > [2] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/booktabs/
>> > Greetings,I was using wikibooks for some formatting assistance on tables
>> the other day and ran into mention of the booktabs package in the
>> "Professional tables" section. [1] [2]
>> > I really, really liked it&#39;s formatting, especially since one of my
>> column headers was a fraction. The standard tabular package places the
>> \hlines extremely close to the top and bottom of my header row vs., as the
>> booktabs package says, having extremely nice looking spacing for the table.
>> I ended up doing the table manually inside #+begin_latex block.
>> > Would there be any way to specify that booktabs should be used? The
>> formatting is literally identical except for 1) including the booktabs
>> package and 2) using \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule instead of \hlines.
>> In fact, even with booktabs included, if you use \hlines instead of the
>> booktab specific lines, you&#39;ll get a "regular" tabular table.
>> > Any thoughts on this?Best regards,John-----[1]
>> http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Tables#Professional_tables
>> > [2] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/booktabs/
>>
>> --
>> Thomas S. Dye
>> http://www.tsdye.com
>>
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Thomas S. Dye <span dir="ltr"><mailto:address@hidden></span> wrote:
> Hi John,
>
> Agreed, booktabs makes good looking tables.
>
> Check out your Library of Babel.  There should  be a couple of functions
> there that will help you go from Org mode to booktabs.
> Haven&#39;t done much with babel other than writing code blocks. Do you mean this page?--- http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/babel/library-of-babel.html
> Thanks for the suggestion. Feeling a bit lost, but am happy to look around for something that seems similar. I have no elisp-fu, so it&#39;ll need to be pretty darn similar :)
> John
> hth,
> Tom
>
> John Hendy <mailto:address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Greetings,
>>
>>
>> I was using wikibooks for some formatting assistance on tables the other
>> day and ran into mention of the booktabs package in the "Professional
>> tables" section. [1] [2]
>>
>> I really, really liked it&#39;s formatting, especially since one of my column
>> headers was a fraction. The standard tabular package places the \hlines
>> extremely close to the top and bottom of my header row vs., as the booktabs
>> package says, having extremely nice looking spacing for the table. I ended
>> up doing the table manually inside #+begin_latex block.
>>
>> Would there be any way to specify that booktabs should be used? The
>> formatting is literally identical except for 1) including the booktabs
>> package and 2) using \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule instead of \hlines.
>> In fact, even with booktabs included, if you use \hlines instead of the
>> booktab specific lines, you&#39;ll get a "regular" tabular table.
>>
>> Any thoughts on this?
>>
>>
>> Best regards,
>> John
>>
>> -----
>> [1] http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Tables#Professional_tables
>> [2] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/booktabs/
>> Greetings,I was using wikibooks for some formatting assistance on tables the other day and ran into mention of the booktabs package in the "Professional tables" section. [1] [2]
>> I really, really liked it&#39;s formatting, especially since one of my column headers was a fraction. The standard tabular package places the \hlines extremely close to the top and bottom of my header row vs., as the booktabs package says, having extremely nice looking spacing for the table. I ended up doing the table manually inside #+begin_latex block.
>
>> Would there be any way to specify that booktabs should be used? The formatting is literally identical except for 1) including the booktabs package and 2) using \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule instead of \hlines. In fact, even with booktabs included, if you use \hlines instead of the booktab specific lines, you&#39;ll get a "regular" tabular table.
>
>> Any thoughts on this?Best regards,John-----[1] http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Tables#Professional_tables
>> [2] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/booktabs/
> <span class="HOEnZb">
> --
> Thomas S. Dye
> http://www.tsdye.com
> </span>

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