is an option for the low-level function GridBox which specifies the spaces in ems that should be inserted between adjacent columns.


  • The default setting is ColumnSpacings->0.8.
  • ColumnSpacings effectively specifies the minimum distance between entries in adjacent columns; individual entries will often not fill their columns and will therefore be further apart.
  • ColumnSpacings->n uses a column spacing equal to n times the current font sizeusually about n times the width of an M in the current font.
  • ColumnSpacings->{s12,s23,} can be used to specify different spacings between different columns. If there are more columns than entries in this list, then the last element of the list is used repeatedly for the remaining columns.


Basic Examples  (2)

Use the same spacing between each column and the next:

Use different spacing between the different columns:

Wolfram Research (1996), ColumnSpacings, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (1996), ColumnSpacings, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 1996. "ColumnSpacings." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (1996). ColumnSpacings. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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