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Re: [O] Tables with line wrapping?

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [O] Tables with line wrapping?
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:01:45 -1000

Aloha Peter,

Peter Davis <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm using org-mode to prepare a document that will ultimately be
> exported to PDF. Unfortunately, I need to include a table whose contents
> will wrap as needed. The options I can see are:
> 1) Do everything I can in org-mode, then export and edit the
> intermediate .tex file, or
> 2) Create the table with some other tool, and include it as an image
> into the org document
> Am I missing anything? Are there other (better?) ways? As I expect to be
> revising both the table and the rest of the document for a while, the
> uni-directional workflow in #1 above would be difficult.

You can set the :align attribute.  Something like this will wrap the
second column in the pdf file:

  #+ATTR_LATEX :align lp{6cm}
  | col | wrapcol |

You might also want to look at the LaTeX tabularx environment if you
want the table to be a particular width.

Thomas S. Dye

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