[Tex/LaTex] Two mini pages side by side vertically aligned on top


I would like to have two mini pages side by side, vertically aligned on top.

The left hand mini page features a table, the right hand side simple text. Alas, the right mini page is a little lower compared to the left one.

abc & def \\
abc & def \\




If you comment in the two \hrule commands, they are on par. How come? What am I doing wrong?

BTW: if the table only features one line, the mini pages are on par, even without the hrule commands.

Best Answer

You need


Otherwise the baseline of the first line of the minipage goes through the centre of the tabular.

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