# [Tex/LaTex] LyX table new line

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While inside a table, it seems impossible to use Ctrl+Enter in order to start a new line in the same column. So if I have, for example, a column name "veni, vidi, vici" and I don't want it to be so wide, I would be able to write it:

veni
vidi
vici


one word under the other. Anybody knows how to do it with LyX?

Thanks.

You need to give the column where you want to do this a fixed width — right-click the cell, select More | Settings and in the pop-up dialogue enter a reasonable value in width. I have, for your example, set it to 2 cm.
Otherwise, without space, Insert | Tex Code right after veni. In the field that appears, type \linebreak with, importantly, a space after the box. Repeat the same for vidi. The job should be done.
Using \newline as suggested by @Vitaly also allows new lines, but indents the last line and moves off the center: