[texhax] aligning array columns at bottom rather than top vertically

Johan Glimming glimming at kth.se
Sat Feb 26 15:40:54 CET 2005


With \begin{array} top & top \end{array} where top is typeset on the 
top of each row. Sometimes I have two rules like

  ---         -------
  something   conclusion

and here I want the first column to be aligned so that the ruler --- is 
in line with the ruler -------. Therefore I want array to fill the 
first column with all possible vertical space. However, just adding 
\vfill before the text in that column does not work, and I do not like 
the b{5cm} option because b, as documented in LaTeX Companien 2nd Ed, 
requires the width to be explicitly specified (don't ask me why!).

P.S. I have had problems with the multicols package and now want to use 
array instead.

Johan Glimming.

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