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I am trying to write some formulas in my tables and having a bit of a hard time figuring out the current cell's address (@row:$col).

It would be awesome if I could display the cell location in the mode-line but I am okay with some function that prints out the locations in *messages*.

  • You can have org show row and column numbers by org-table-toggle-coordinate-overlays, bound to C-c } by default. – éric Feb 10 at 8:03
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The coordinates can be displayed with ctrl-c} - org-table-toggle-coordinate-overlays. It shows the coordinates within the table:

| a | b | c |
|---+---+---|
|foo|bar|baz|
|baz|bar|foo|
|bar|baz|foo|

will display as:

    1| a   | b   | c   |                                                                                                                       
 I*1 |$1---+$2---+$3---|                                                                                                                       
    2| foo | bar | baz |                                                                                                                       
    3| baz | bar | foo |                                                                                                                       
    4| bar | baz | foo | 

From worg:

Toggle the display of row and column numbers for a table, using overlays. These are updated each time the table is aligned; you can force it with C-cC-c.

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