# org-mode table exports centered - change to left?

I'm exporting a simple org-table through LaTeX to PDF:

| a | b | c |
| 1 | 2 | 3 |


After export with C-c C-e l o the PDF contains a centered table, and I'd rather have it on the left (to be clear, I'm referring here to the table as a whole, not the positioning of elements in individual cells).

I'm not an expert at LaTeX. I've looked at :float and :placement in the Org manual here and haven't been able to affect the outcome. How could I accomplish this?

• Will adding #+ATTR_LaTeX: :center nil before the table do what you need, or do you want to move the table even further to the left? – wvxvw Sep 1 '15 at 6:48
• @wvxvw You should make that an answer. – Andrew Swann Sep 4 '15 at 9:46

#+ATTR_LaTeX: :center nil will cancel centering (by default LaTeX tables inherit alignment from the document)

This is how the table would be exported with default settings:

\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{rrr}
a & b & c\\
1 & 2 & 3\\
\end{tabular}
\end{center}


This is how it would be exported without centering:

\begin{tabular}{rrr}
a & b & c\\
1 & 2 & 3\\
\end{tabular}


If you need to move it even further to the left, you could add

#+BEGIN_LaTeX
\hspace{-3cm}
#+END_LaTeX


before the table.

To make it global, applied to all tables, you can also customize this variable

M-xcustomize-variableorg-latex-tables-centered

and look into options > customize emacs > specific group > org-export-latex for more.