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## Re: [Orgmode] Re: Table questions

 From: Carsten Dominik Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: Table questions Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 00:20:25 +0100

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On Dec 19, 2006, at 17:54, Michael wrote:
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I agree that you probably don't want to exactly replace the full power of Excel. But this simple feature makes it possible to keep track of simple
```data.  I won't mind having to redo the formula after row swapping etc.,
which I think won't happen so often for a given table anyway.
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The question is exactly where to draw this border.  Decisive
for me is if I can find a clear an logical way to define things.
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I guess something more about this will materialize eventually, but it will take a bit.
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```Yes, I think it would and I have been thinking to make this possible.
However, once I allow this, people will want to use \multicolumn, and
this seems for me to be beyond the scope.
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I think you can ignore the rows with multicolumn in it, which would satisfy
```most people I imagine.
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by ignore you mean simple not format those lines? That might be an option.
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However, it is unlikely that I will the table editor in org-mode to
handle such cases.  It is more likely that at some point I'll will
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make a separate program based on it, that will be more flexible to adapt.
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- Carsten

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