# ctan update: tabu

Date: November 18, 2010 10:30:31 PM CET
the daemon leaps into frenzied action; second, he reports: > The following information was provided by the package's contributor. > > Name of contribution: tabu > 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: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > version 1.3 > .Documentation > .Fix a bug that may appear in \tabucline depending on the > document preamble > .Improvement of \everycr management: no \global. As a > consequence, tabu can now be used inside AMS-align > environments. > .\tabuphantomline added (to be used with \multicolumn > in some cases) > .Improvement in vertical alignments of nested tabus > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version 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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