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Wrap cell content in an org mode table

org-mode has 2 table formats, the default org-table and the other is table.el. Cell wrapping is available for tables in table.el format. Try this Remove the extra row with <10> so your table ...
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Multicolumn cells in org-mode tables

As @wvxvw points out, you can use table.el by Takaaki Ota. There is some built-in support for this in org-mode (see manual). Your example can be easily translated to table.el syntax by replacing some ...
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How can I filter table in org mode

You can use a multitude of solutions. I assume you want to produce a new table based on an existing one. This involves babel functionality where you define code blocks that produce the new table. The ...
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Is it possible to copy /paste multiple lines of text into cells of org-mode table?

Yes, that's possible: Select lines you want to add to the table. Press C-c | (org-table-create-or-convert-from-region). This will give you: | line1 | | line2 | | line3 | Now all you need to do is ...
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What is the difference between sh and shell for org-babel?

The difference is which shell gets called to evaluate your block. shell calls whatever your default shell is while sh calls /bin/sh specifically. Your default shell is probably bash, which is an ...
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Can I format cells in an org-mode table differently depending on a formula?

I got whole-table formatting to work with some Elisp: A formula is evaluated for the cells' contents, and converted to a color using a gradient. Org file including code: #+name: item-prices |-------...
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Create table for existing data using org-mode

Select your data and type: C-c | (org-table-create-or-convert-from-region) C-c - (org-table-insert-hline)
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Painfully simple org spreadsheet question

You need 2 things here: The vmean function (stands for vector mean) The references @I and @II which stand for the first and second horizontal lines in the table. So, with the cursor on the draft ...
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How to programmatically update a named org-table in-situ

You can achieve that by naming your results table. Then, the code block will update the same table it used as input. #+begin_src emacs-lisp :var table=mytable (append table '((1 2 3))) #+end_src #+...
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Preview fields in org table

Inspired by Juancho's answer, I decided to use the header line to display the value of the current field. While I was at it, I decided it would be nice to show the location of the field in the header ...
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Exclude table in org-mode export

Another smart way is adding :noexport: tag to the section header which includes the data table. C-c C-q (org-set-tags-command), input "noexport" tag at the section. If you want to export again, C-c ...
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Exclude table in org-mode export

Embed your table inside a COMMENT block thus: #+BEGIN_COMMENT #+TBLNAME: data | Col1 | Col2 | Col3 | Col4 | Col5 | ... #+TBLFM: ... #+END_COMMENT I use this method for defining tabular data which ...
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Is it possible to copy /paste multiple lines of text into cells of org-mode table?

Let's say you have an empty table as shown below and you want to paste few lines in column C1. |----+----| | C0 | C1 | |----+----| | | | |----+----| Step 1: Copy the lines as a rectangle Copy ...
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Remove Task state keywords (TODO/DONE) from clocktable reports?

Clock tables support formatting options: #+BEGIN: clocktable :formatter my-org-clocktable-notodo #+END: Here's a function which removes TODO and DONE keywords from headlines before handing the data ...
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Is it possible to have the entire org-table use math environment?

Try using :mode math and :mode inline-math LaTeX attributes together with :environment array: #+ATTR_LaTeX: :mode math :environment array | Column 1 | Column 2 | |----------+----------| | \sin(x) | \...
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Wrap cell content in an org mode table

Adjust Column Width with Wrap Around Here is a solution adapted for org-mode 9.1.13, Spacemacs (0.200.13), emacs 26.1 for convenience. Starting with the following content at a buffer in org-mode: |...
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Reference the last column / row in an org-mode table

Two notes to answer your questions. The first answers your question directly. Take a look at The Org Manual and its section on References. In short: use @> to refer to the last row. The example ...
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Org Mode: Using table formula outside of a table?

You can use an inline babel code block and the lisp function org-table-get-remote-range for getting access to table ranges like in the following example (the number 3 after the source block is what it ...
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Preview fields in org table

Inspired by seth's answer, you may always display the tooltip text on the header line (which is a little-known mode line at the top of the window). Execute the following: (setq-default header-line-...
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org-mode table exports centered - change to left?

#+ATTR_LaTeX: :center nil will cancel centering (by default LaTeX tables inherit alignment from the document) This is how the table would be exported with default settings: \begin{center} \begin{...
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Generating tables with headers from code block

Just use hline instead of linebreak. The following works: * test #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :results value table '(("First" "Second") hline (a b) (c d)) #+END_SRC #+RESULTS: | First | Second | ...
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Org tables: Wrap all fields in column to a given size

I am new to the Org API and I would be glad if you could give a look to the code and share some comments. As for the proposed solution, consider the following table: |---+---------------------------...
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Org capture into org table

Yes, it is. For example, with this org file: * my table | blah | blah | And this elisp: (custom-set-variables '(org-capture-templates (quote (("t" "Table" table-line (file+headline "...
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Preview fields in org table

If you put your cursor in the cell and hit C-h . it'll show the help text for that cell in the echo area. The help text contains the full value as well as the other help text. Kind of noisy but it ...
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Truncate beginning of right-aligned column in org table

As far as I know, there is no built-in support for customizing truncation of table columns. However, you can modify the command org-table-align to achieve what you want: Find the file org-table.el. ...
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org-mode : in a table, calculate a person's age based on their birthday

Is it something like the example below: | Name | Age | Date of Birth | Income | |--------+--------------+------------------+--------| | Joe | 30 years old | <1984-02-20 Mon> | ...
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Recalculating entire org-mode table with multiple sections

There are three issues here I think. First, you need to put the markers ^ in a dedicated column, not mixed in like you have. Second, you need to have all your formulae in a single line. Fixing those, ...
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How to make the org-mode exported table aligned in GMail?

You can export the table to Markdown and use Markdown Here to format the table in your email. M-x org-md-export-as-markdown will export your document as Markdown, but the tables will be exported as ...
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Auto-update org tables before each export

I found the function you need (with a tiny bit of luck). You just have to add the following function to your before-save-hook. org-table-recalculate-buffer-tables Assuming you have no other hooks, ...
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org mode - add formula to generate delta column

Using Calc’s logical operations to handle the first row: | x | delta | |---+-------| | 2 | 0 | | 3 | 1 | | 5 | 2 | | 1 | -4 | | 7 | 6 | #+tblfm: $2=@# < 3 ? 0 : $1-@-1$1 ...
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