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Latex table problem :cry:

  1. Sep 1, 2008 #1
    Hi guys,
    I need some help from you.

    I was writing my thesis and I am having a problem in making a table.

    I wrote the following,

    Code (Text):

    \begin{table}[ht]
    \caption{Moody's and S\&P rating system with numerals}  
    \centering
    \begin{tabular}{l l}
    \hline\hline
    Moody's Rating & Definitions\\
    %heading
    \hline
    Aaa & Obligations rated Aaa are judged to be of the highest quality, with minimal credit risk. \\
    \hline
    Aa & Obligations rated Aa are judged to be of high quality and are subject to very low credit risk.\\
    \hline
    A &   Obligations rated A are considered upper-medium grade and are subject to low credit risk.\\
    \hline
    Baa & Obligations rated Baa are subject to moderate credit risk. They are considered medium-grade and as such may possess certain speculative characteristics. \\
    \hline
    Ba & Obligations rated Ba are judged to have speculative elements and are subject to substantial credit risk. \\
    \hline
    B & Obligations rated B are considered speculative and are subject to high credit risk.\\
    \hline
    Caa & Obligations rated Caa are judged to be of poor standing and are subject to very high credit risk.\\
    \hline
    Ca & Obligations rated Ca are highly speculative and are likely in, or very near, default, with some prospect of recovery of principal and interest.\\
    \hline
    C & Obligations rated C are the lowest rated class of bonds and are typically in default, with little prospect for recovery of principal or interest.\\
    \hline
    \end{tabular}
    \label{table:ratingexplanations}
    \end{table}

     
    I have got the following output

    [​IMG]

    The errors are as follows
    Code (Text):

    [LaTeX] presentation.tex => presentation.dvi (latex)
    /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/generic/thumbpdf/thumbpdf.sty:0: You need pdfTeX in PDF mode for driver `pdftex'.
    presentation.tex:0: Unused global option(s):[makeidx].
    ./presentation.aux:0: Label `eq:rwdd' multiply defined.
    ./presentation.aux:0: Label `eq:ma1' multiply defined.
    ./front.tex:15:Overfull \hbox (42.84467pt too wide) in paragraph
    ./front.tex:63: Font shape `OT1/cmss/m/it' in size not available(Font) Font shape `OT1/cmss/m/sl' tried instead on input line 63. Font shape `OT1/cmss/m/it' in size not available(Font) Font shape `OT1/cmss/m/sl' tried instead
    ./chap2/chap2.tex:0:Underfull \vbox (badness 10000) has occurred while \output is active []
    ./chap2/chap2.tex:0:Underfull \vbox (badness 10000) has occurred while \output is active []
    ./chap2/chap2.tex:46:Overfull \hbox (457.57047pt too wide) in paragraph
    ./chap2/chap2.tex:42:Overfull \hbox (91.38274pt too wide) in paragraph

     
    May be my post is kinda messy. But it would be nice if anyone help me out of this problem.

    Thanks in advance.

    - Haseeb
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 12, 2008 #2
    what exactly is the problem?

    The table doesn´t appear as you want it to?

    regards
    t.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2008 #3

    malawi_glenn

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    Homework Helper

    Try:

    \begin{table}[ht]
    \caption{Moody's and S\&P rating system with numerals}
    \centering
    \begin{tabular}{l l}
    \hline\hline
    Moody's Rating & Definitions\\
    %heading
    \hline
    Aaa & Obligations rated Aaa are judged to be of the highest \\
    & quality, with minimal credit risk. \\
    \hline
    Aa & Obligations rated Aa are judged to be of high quality and are \\
    & subject to very low credit risk.\\
    \hline
    A & Obligations rated A are considered upper-medium \\
    & grade and are subject to low credit risk.\\
    \hline
    Baa & Obligations rated Baa are subject to moderate credit risk.\\
    & They are considered medium-grade and as \\
    & such may possess certain speculative characteristics. \\
    \hline
    Ba & Obligations rated Ba are judged to have speculative \\
    & elements and are subject to substantial credit risk. \\
    \hline
    B & Obligations rated B are considered speculative \\
    & and are subject to high credit risk.\\
    \hline
    Caa & Obligations rated Caa are judged to be of poor \\
    & standing and are subject to very high credit risk.\\
    \hline
    Ca & Obligations rated Ca are highly speculative \\
    & and are likely in, or very near, default, with some \\
    & prospect of recovery of principal and interest.\\
    \hline
    C & Obligations rated C are the lowest rated class \\
    & of bonds and are typically in default, with little \\
    & prospect for recovery of principal or interest.\\
    \hline
    \end{tabular}
    \label{table:ratingexplanations}
    \end{table}

    Good luck!
     
  5. Sep 12, 2008 #4

    alphysicist

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    Homework Helper

    Hi haseebmahmud,

    You can set the width of the columns by changing your line:

    \begin{tabular}{l l}

    which right now just left justifies the columns. You can change this to, for example,

    Code (Text):

    \begin{tabular}{l p{8cm}}
     
    which left justifies the first column and sets the width of the second column. Making just that change in your latex code gives



    Code (Text):

    \begin{table}[ht]
    \caption{Moody's and S\&P rating system with numerals}  
    \centering
    \begin{tabular}{l p{8cm}}
    \hline\hline
    Moody's Rating & Definitions\\
    %heading
    \hline
    Aaa & Obligations rated Aaa are judged to be of the highest quality, with minimal credit risk. \\
    \hline
    Aa & Obligations rated Aa are judged to be of high quality and are subject to very low credit risk.\\
    \hline
    A &   Obligations rated A are considered upper-medium grade and are subject to low credit risk.\\
    \hline
    Baa & Obligations rated Baa are subject to moderate credit risk. They are considered medium-grade and as such may possess certain speculative characteristics. \\
    \hline
    Ba & Obligations rated Ba are judged to have speculative elements and are subject to substantial credit risk. \\
    \hline
    B & Obligations rated B are considered speculative and are subject to high credit risk.\\
    \hline
    Caa & Obligations rated Caa are judged to be of poor standing and are subject to very high credit risk.\\
    \hline
    Ca & Obligations rated Ca are highly speculative and are likely in, or very near, default, with some prospect of recovery of principal and interest.\\
    \hline
    C & Obligations rated C are the lowest rated class of bonds and are typically in default, with little prospect for recovery of principal or interest.\\
    \hline
    \end{tabular}
    \label{table:ratingexplanations}
    \end{table}

     
    and a small screenshot of the result I get is

    http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3259/tablexb5.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2008
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