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I would like to use links in a table to explain certain entries more in depth.

| Some | random | table | entries |
| More | data   | and   | LINK      |  <- misaligned

* LINK target with 
 - more info about this line
 - explained in more details

But when I use links inside of a table, the fontsizes dont match and the table misaligns. Characters are either org-table or org-link formatted and both faces have different font sizes.

How could I solve this?

I don't see a way to define a special org-link face inside of org-table.

  • Can't you use a fixed-width font? This is the only completely reliable solution that I know of. – NickD Sep 1 at 15:14
  • Hi Nick, I do use a fixted-width font, but org-table and org-link have different font sizes in their face settings. I tweaked the link face to fit to the regualr text. The table face is not modified atm. – breathe_in_breathe_out Sep 1 at 16:45
  • By default, these faces inherit everything and just modify some attributes (foreground color, underline etc). So they should not have different font size: you can verify with emacs -q - does the problem still exist? If not, then find the place where you customized them and get rid of the font size change. – NickD Sep 1 at 17:04
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Try valign. This package solves several aligning problems in org-mode, with one issue that currently incompatible with org-indent-mode.

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  • Thank you, this looks promising! Will try and accept if it works. – breathe_in_breathe_out Sep 1 at 12:05
  • It works on small tables, but I was not able to switch cells with TAB anymore. For my larger table it took ages, so I had to kill emacs after 5 mins of no response. It's a good aproach, but maybe there is something more "native" which works with larger tables, too. – breathe_in_breathe_out Sep 1 at 14:03

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