# CTAN update: tabu (v 2.0)

Date: January 17, 2011 10:51:09 PM CET
the daemon's after me, and me all tired, as i am: > > The following information was provided by the package's contributor. > > Name of contribution: tabu (v 2.0) > Author's name: Florent CHERVET > Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/tabu > Summary description: Flexible LaTeX tabulars > License type: lppl > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > New in version 2.0 > > ** Vertical spacing adjustments ** > > . Fixed vertical spaces: > \extrarowheight \extrarowdepth > and \extrarowsep to set both in one shot > > . Dynamic vertical spaces: > \abovetabulinesep \belowtabulinesep > and \tabulinesep to set both in one shot > > ** Horizontal lines ** > . User defined line style as in: > \tabulinestyle{ myline = 1pt on2pt blue } > can now be used in the | specifier: |[myline] > > . |[...] can now be used also inside the preamble > of \multicolumn (only inside tabu environment) > > ** Bug fixed / improvements ** > . Fixed a bug in \tabu at prepnexttok > Again!!! Difficult case! > > . Improved compatibility with cellspace. > But this is far better to use the new spacing commands > \tabulinesep and/or \extrarowsep. > > > > You can see an example of interfaces-TikZ \papergraduate > command in tabu documentation, page 13. > > Any feedback is appreciated ! thanks for the upload (the above looks like lots of work...). i've installed the update and updated the catalogue repository. > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/tabu.html > or they may browse the package directory at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/tabu/ The catalogue entry will change (somewhat) overnight tonight. Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

## tabu – Flexible LaTeX tabulars

The package provides an environment, tabu, which will make any sort of tabular (that doesn’t need to split across pages), and an environment longtabu which provides the facilities of tabu in a modified longtable environment. (Note that this latter offers an enhancement of ltxtable.)

The package requires the array package, and needs e- to run (since array.sty is present in every conforming distribution of , and since every publicly available format is built using e-, the requirements are provided by default on any reasonable system). The package also requires xcolor for coloured rules in tables, and colortbl for coloured cells. The longtabu environment further requires that longtable be loaded. The package itself does not load any of these packages for the user.

The tabu environment may be used in place of tabular, tabular* and tabularx environments, as well as the array environment in maths mode. It overloads tabularx’s X-column specification, allowing a width specification, alignment (l, r, c and j) and column type indication (p, m and b).

\begin{tabu} to <dimen> specifies a target width, and \begin{tabu} spread <dimen> enlarges the environment’s “natural” width.

 Package tabu Version 2.9 2019-01-11 Copyright 2010 Florent Chervet Maintainer Florent Chervet

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