[texhax] alignment of parbox and fbox

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Wed Sep 16 17:26:33 CEST 2009

At 17:51 15.09.09, hh wrote:
>Most probably it is a lot of work to find out the correct value for 
>when for this problem the use of strut gives an immediate and satisfying

Why finding out the correct value? If you just don't 
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}..., you get the (result of the) usual \strut.

The fact that the name `\arraystretch' was chosen instead of `\arrayshrink' 
may indicate that it is intended to have a value of 1 or a greater one -- 
the choice is a design decision appropriately for the whole document, in 
order to get /larger/ distances between baselines of rows than the current 
\baselineskip in tabulars or arrays. In this case a manual \strut inserted 
by the author doesn't have any effect (at best).

So some values starting from 1 a little upwards may be "correct" from the 
design point of view, those less than 1 or more than, say, 4 are "wrong" in 
the same view.

Indeed I tend to wonder whether any LaTeX user has \renewcommand'ed 
\arraystretch at all.

-- Uwe.

>Date sent:              Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:17:01 +0200
>To:                     bill lam <cbill.lam at gmail.com>
>From:                   Uwe Lück <uwe.lueck at web.de>
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>reinhard.kotucha at web.de,
>         Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>, hh <hh-
>brasil at bol.com.br>
>Subject:                Re: [texhax] alignment of parbox and fbox
> > At 01:28 15.09.09, bill lam wrote:
> > >On Mon, 14 Sep 2009, Uwe Lück wrote:
> > > > to \mathstrut. It is used in tables/arrays (horizontal alignment) to
> > >
> > >Did you mean that using \strut or \vphantom is redundant in rows of 
> tabular?
> >
> > I did. I was not perfectly aware: LaTeX automatically puts a modified
> > \strut into every row of tabular/array. Height and depth of the usual
> > \strut are multiplied by \arraystretch which is 1 by default. You can
> > somewhat disprove my claim by \renewcommand{\arraystretch}{0}.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >      Uwe.
> >
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