[texhax] automatically broken tables
daleif at imf.au.dk
Sun Oct 17 23:57:39 CEST 2004
Karl Berry :
> Suppose I have a reasonably long list, and I want the contents typeset
> in N columns of equal width. And, here's the kicker, I don't want to
> have to specify the end-of-rows myself. Does LaTeX have a package for
> For example, using a hypothetical autotable environment:
> entry1 \somecommand
> entry2 \somecommand
> entry3 \somecommand
> entry4 \somecommand
> entry5 \somecommand
> would output something like:
> entry1 entry2 entry3
> entry4 entry5
> I don't care what \somecommand is, \> or \\ or \foobar or whatever. The
> point is that it's the same command on each line.
> This idea eases maintaining changeable lists, since you don't have to
> manually update the intercolumn/interrow commands when the list changes.
> Paul Abrahams and I wrote a variant of such a thing for Eplain
> (\makecolumns), but I haven't been able to find an equivalent for LaTeX
> despite much searching, online and otherwise. (The Eplain code would be
> difficult to cast into a LaTeX context.) I feel sure it's out there,
I don't know if this fits but the memoir class has a \autorows macro,
though it just typesets a list of entries.
See the memoir manual page 170.
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