Creating tables using LaTeX can be a hassle with all the available options and packages. This post describes how to create professional tables with ease.
When discussing whether or not to use LaTeX for writing documents, one of the frequently mentioned downsides is the difficulty to create tables in LaTeX. While it is true that a WYSIWYG editor is very easy to use in this case, it's perfectly possible to also easily create tables in LaTeX. You just need to know how.
booktabsto quickly create professional tables
Professionally typeset books use simple tables without vertical rules. The
booktabs package offers this professionalism for LaTeX tables with
intuitive and simple commands. Below is an example that uses this package.
booktabs package provides following commands:
\toprulefor the uppermost rule
\midrulefor the middle rules
\bottomrulefor the lowermost rule
If you want a GUI approach for creating LaTeX tables, here are some online tools that will help:
It's also possible to convert excel tables to latex. Doing a quick search will present multiple options.