Org-mode Tables

Org comes with a fast and intuitive table editor. Spreadsheet-like calculations are supported using the Emacs calc package (see Calc in GNU Emacs Calculator Manual).

This guide covers just the simple tables you can create when documenting your application or service.

The Org-mode manual covers tables in more detail, including:

  • Built-in table editor for simple tables
  • Column width and alignment, to overrule the automatic settings
  • Column groups, grouping to trigger vertical lines
  • Orgtbl mode, table editor as minor mode
  • Table editor spreadsheet capabilities
  • Org-Plot, plotting graphs from org tables

Org-mode tables in Markdown

Org-mode table commands can also be used in Markdown major mode which is very useful for tables of keybindings in your documentation.

Edit your .spacemacs configuration file, SPC f e d and add a hook to the dotspacemacs/user-config section. This hook will enable orgtbl-mode minor mode for every buffer using Markdown mode

(add-hook 'markdown-mode-hook 'turn-on-orgtbl)

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