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RE: "TableLabel"?

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  • Subject: [mg34904] RE: [mg34880] "TableLabel"?
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 02:15:38 -0400 (EDT)
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If you really want fancy tables you should use GridBox. But I have to admit
that it is something of an art that I have not totally mastered.

David Park
djmp at

> From: aes [mailto:siegman at]
To: mathgroup at
> Suppose you want to get a Table Title (or "TableLabel") above a
> Table, but in the same cell.  The syntax
>    Print[ "Table title stuff"];
>    Print[ TableForm[ Table[ ----] ] ]
> generates the wanted information at about the right spacing, but
> you have to mess with add'l No Page Break Above or No Page Break
> Below Style commands if you want to prevent a page break between
> the two.  (How would you code that into the Print statement, by
> the way?)
> The alternative syntax
>    Print[ "Table title stuff", TableForm[ Table[ ----] ] ]
> is very much simpler and works OK -- except it seems to put 3 or 4
> blank lines between the title stuff and the Table; more spacing
> than with the two separate Print commands.
> Any way to avoid this?
> (In general, a series of options like "TableTitle-><<string>>", or
> "PlotTitle", or "FrameTitle", which would in essence act like a
> Print statement inserted just before a Table, a Plot, etc, would
> be very handy objects.)
> (As would "TableCaption", "PlotCaption", etc, which would be
> inserted just after the corresponding object.)

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