By default LaTeX tables allow three basic types of column alignment: Left-aligned, centered, and right-aligned. Sometimes neither of these choices looks very good, particularly if the column header is wider than the contents of the column body. Several packages exist to deal with this issue. However, they are restricted to figures and don’t work with text in the table body. Using the eqparbox package it’s possible to define a new column type which i.e. right-aligns the column’s contents and then collectively centers the whole block in regard to the column header. After describing the general idea this article also shows how to avoid minor horizontal or vertical misalignments like those introduced by the microtype package.