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Windows 10, Emacs 25.1.

Suppose I has the next text

OrganizationName    GUID

Advertisment    aaaaaaaa-14d7-4af5-ad10-ccccccc

Anelik  1c970d12-6c67-44e1-aa3f-bbbbbbbbb

I need to convert this text to table in org mode. So result must be like this:

| OrganizationName | GUID                                 |    
|------------------+--------------------------------------|    
| Advertisment     | aaaaaaaa-14d7-4af5-ad10-ccccccc      |    
| Anelik           | 1c970d12-6c67-44e1-aa3f-bbbbbbbbb    |

So I wan't do this line by line. Maybe has faster approach?

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org-mode has org-table-create-or-convert-from-region, bound to C-c |. Just select the region you want to convert beforehand. You can use C-c - at the end of the first line to insert the dashes. Org Tables explains this in great detail.

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Another option is to use the multiple-cursors package to insert the | as needed. Just put a cursor at the beginning of each line, then it's just C-nC-S-BackspaceC-p to remove the blank lines and return the cursors to the beginning of each row-line, then |M-e|EscTab to insert the pipes at the beginning and after each first-word, escape multi-cursors mode, and get org-mode to format the table. After that, you just need to insert a blank line below the header, type |- and hit Tab to insert that horizontal line.

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