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Table Editor is a ST2 and ST3 package for edit simple text tables in text mode, markdown mode, textile mode, reStructuredText mode etc. Table Editor is very similar to Emacs-org mode table editor with almost the same keys.

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README.md

Table Editor

Overview

Table Editor is a package for the Sublime Text 2 and Sublime Text 3 editor for edit text tables. Table Editor is has almost the same keys as Emacs-org mode table editor.

Table Editor allow on easy way edit text table, it allows:

  • navigate with tab/shift tab
  • insert/delete row
  • insert/delete column
  • auto align number cells to right, text cells to left, header cells to center
  • move column left/right
  • move row up/down
  • split long cell
  • join two rows into one
  • convert selected CSV region into table
  • direct support subset of wiki table syntax
    • Simple
    • EmacsOrgMode
    • Pandoc(Grid Tables, Pipe Tables)
    • Multi Markdown(support colspan in alpha status)
    • reStructuredText
    • Textile(support colspan and rowspan in alpha status)
  • auto detect table syntax by view syntax
  • switch between different table syntax on the fly
  • temporary disable/enable table editor for current view
  • customize table syntax with settings
  • support CJK : Chinese, Japanese, Korean(alpha status)
  • show demo film in scratch view

Usage

Basic editing

For first time you should enable table editor with command palette:

  • click ctrl+shift+p
  • select Table Editor: Enable for current syntax or Table Editor: Enable for current view or "Table Editor: Set table syntax ... for current view"

Then when Table Editor is enabled, type

| Name | Phone |
|-

Then press Tab key, you will get pretty printed table

| Name | Phone |
|------|-------|
| _    |       |

Then fill a data and press Tab key to navigate to next field or add new row if necessary

|    Name   |   Phone   |
|-----------|-----------|
| Anna      | 123456789 |
| Alexander | 987654321 |
| _         |           |

For make table a bit faster faster type only

|Name|Phone

And then click ctrl+k,enter.

| Name | Phone |
|------|-------|
| _    |       |

Table Editor support double hline with character '='. Type bellow

| Name | Phone |
|=

and click tab key

| Name | Phone |
|======|=======|
| _    |       |

Then fill rows and click ctrl+k,enter each time when cursor in Phone position

|    Name   |   Phone   |
|===========|===========|
| Anna      | 123456789 |
|-----------|-----------|
| Alexander | 987654321 |
|-----------|-----------|
| _         |           |

Additional to tab and shift+tab use enter for move cursor down and insert new row if necessary.

Work with columns

Let's we have a table with columns | Name | Phone |, and you decide insert column | Age | before column | Phone |. For do this set cursor position into any rows in column Phone

|    Name   |   Phone   |
|-----------|-----------|
| Anna      | 123456789 |
| Alexander | 987654321 |
|           | _         |

Click alt+shift+right

|    Name   |   |   Phone   |
|-----------|---|-----------|
| Anna      |   | 123456789 |
| Alexander |   | 987654321 |
|           | _ |           |

Fill | Age | column

|    Name   | Age |   Phone   |
|-----------|-----|-----------|
| Anna      |  32 | 123456789 |
| Alexander |  28_| 987654321 |
|           |     |           |

Then after some thought you decide switch columns | Age | and | Phone |. For do this, you can click alt+right when cursor in the | Age | column or you can click alt+left when cursor position in the | Phone | column

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |
|-----------|-----------|-----|
| Anna      | 123456789 | 32  |
| Alexander | 987654321 | 28_ |
|           |           |     |

Now cursor position in the | Age | column, when you click alt+shift+left, column | Age | will be deleted

|    Name   |   Phone    |
|-----------|------------|
| Anna      | 123456789  |
| Alexander | 987654321_ |
|           |            |

Work with rows

Let's we have a table

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |
|-----------|-----------|-----|
| Anna      | 123456789 | 32_ |
| Alexander | 987654321 | 28  |
|           |           |     |

For insert row bellow current cursor position click alt+shift+down

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |
|-----------|-----------|-----|
|           |           | _   |
| Anna      | 123456789 | 32  |
| Alexander | 987654321 | 28  |
|           |           |     |

For delete row click alt_shift+up

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |
|-----------|-----------|-----|
| Anna      | 123456789 | 32_ |
| Alexander | 987654321 | 28  |
|           |           |     |

Some time you cell value became to long as in next example column | Position |

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |             Position             |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Anna      | 123456789 |  32 | Senior Software Engineer_        |
| Alexander | 987654321 |  28 | Senior Software Testing Engineer |
|           |           |     |                                  |

You like to split value of column | Position | into several rows. First let's click ctrl+k,- for insert hline after cursor position

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |             Position             |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Anna      | 123456789 |  32 | Senior Software Engineer_        |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Alexander | 987654321 |  28 | Senior Software Testing Engineer |
|           |           |     |                                  |

Then let's move cursor to before word Engineer in the first row and click alt+enter

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |             Position             |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Anna      | 123456789 |  32 | Senior Software                  |
|           |           |     | Engineer_                        |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Alexander | 987654321 |  28 | Senior Software Testing Engineer |
|           |           |     |                                  |

Move cursor before word Software in the first row and click alt+enter again

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |             Position             |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Anna      | 123456789 |  32 | Senior                           |
|           |           |     | Software Engineer_               |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Alexander | 987654321 |  28 | Senior Software Testing Engineer |
|           |           |     |                                  |

Move cursor to the first row after word Senior and click ctrl+j

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |             Position             |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Anna      | 123456789 |  32 | Senior Software Engineer_        |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Alexander | 987654321 |  28 | Senior Software Testing Engineer |
|           |           |     |                                  |

Let's move cursor with tab key to second row(hlines skipped automatically) and click ctrl+k,enter

|    Name   |   Phone   | Age |             Position             |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Anna      | 123456789 |  32 | Senior Software Engineer         |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| Alexander | 987654321 |  28 | Senior Software Testing Engineer |
|-----------|-----------|-----|----------------------------------|
| _         |           |     |                                  |

Convert CSV into table

Select some text with CSV data

Name,Age
Anna,20
Alexander,27

and then click ctrl+k, | to convert CSV data into table, you will get

| Name      | Age |
| Anna      | 20  |
| Alexander | 27  |

Convert CSV into table command automatically recognize CSV dialect, for example you can enter data separated by tab. If Convert CSV into table command can not recognize CSV dialect you will get one row table where selected line is a row in the table.

Temporary Enable/Disable Table Editor for current view

Some time you like temporary enable table editor and then disable it. It is useful if you edit Python or Java code and like to pretty print table, then continue edit your code. For do this you should:

  • Click ctrl+shift+p for show command palette
  • Select Table Editor: Enable for current view

Then after you edit table you can disable Table Editor

  • Click ctrl+shift+p for show command palette
  • Select Table Editor: Disable for current view

Supported Syntaxes

Table editor support next table syntax:

  • Simple
  • EmacsOrgMode
  • Pandoc
  • Multi Markdown
  • reStructuredText
  • Textile

Simple

|    Name   | Age |
|-----------|-----|
| Anna      |  20 |
| Alexander |  27 |

EmacsOrgMode

|    Name   | Age |
|-----------+-----|
| Anna      |  20 |
| Alexander |  27 |

Pandoc Grid Tables

+-----------+-----+
|    Name   | Age |
+===========+=====+
| Anna      |  20 |
+-----------+-----+
| Alexander |  27 |
+-----------+-----+

Pandoc Pipe tables

Pandoc Pipe tables is the same as Multi Markdown, you have to switch into Multi Markdown if you use this table style.

Multi Markdown/Pandoc Pipe tables

Alignment:

|    Name   | Phone | Age Column |
| :-------- | :---: | ---------: |
| Anna      |   12  |         20 |
| Alexander |   13  |         27 |


| Right | Left | Default | Center |
| ----: | :--- | ------- | :----: |
|    12 | 12   |      12 |   12   |
|   123 | 123  |     123 |  123   |
|     1 | 1    |       1 |   1    |

Colspan(alpha status):

|              |           Grouping          ||
| First Header | Second Header | Third Header |
| ------------ | :-----------: | -----------: |
| Content      |         *Long Cell*         ||
| Content      |    **Cell**   |         Cell |
| New section  |      More     |         Data |
| And more     |    And more   |              |
| :---------------------------------------: |||

RestructuredText

|    Name   | Age |
+-----------+-----+
| Anna      |  20 |
| Alexander |  27 |

Textile

Alignment:

|_.   Name  |_. Age |_. Custom Alignment Demo |
| Anna      |    20 |<. left                  |
| Alexander |    27 |>.                 right |
| Misha     |    42 |=.         center        |
|           |       |                         |

Colspan(alpha status):

|\2. spans two cols   |
| col 1    | col 2    |

Rowspan(alpha status):

|/3. spans 3 rows | a |
| b               |
| c               |

Compound Textile table cell specifiers:

|_\2.  spans two cols |
|_<. col 1 |_>. col 2 |

Note: Formatting and work with textile tables with colspan and rowspan has alpha status.

Switch table syntax on the fly

Table Editor syntax detected by user settings and if it is not specified recognized automatically by view syntax. But you can change table syntax on the fly with command palette:

  • Table Editor: Set table syntax 'Simple' for current view
  • Table Editor: Set table syntax 'EmacsOrgMode' for current view
  • Table Editor: Set table syntax 'Pandoc' for current view
  • Table Editor: Set table syntax 'MultiMarkdown' for current view
  • Table Editor: Set table syntax 'reStructuredText' for current view
  • Table Editor: Set table syntax 'Textile' for current view

Above commands automatically enable table editor for current view.

CJK support

Table Editor supports CJK languages. If you use CJK language you have to set monospaced fonts which supports CJK characters. For example next fonts work on my windows computer

  • NSimSun
  • FangSong
  • SimHei
"font_face": "NSimSun",
| column A | column B |     column C    |
+----------+----------+-----------------+
| 这家伙   | 真的     | 棒极了!        |
| この男   | 本当に   | 素晴らしいです! |

Size of CJK glyph in monospaced font equals 2 normal characters.

Demo

Press ctrl+shift+p to launch command palette and select Table Editor: Show demo film in new scratch view. It is integration test and demo at the same time.

Installation

Using Sublime Package Control

It is preferred and simplest way for most users.

Using Git

If you like work with HEAD you can locate Table Editor in your packages directory.

  • Go to your Packages directory, you can locate to your Packages directory by using the menu item Preferences -> Browse Packages...
  • Inside the Packages directory, clone the SublimeTableEditor repository using the command below:

    git clone https://github.com/vkocubinsky/SublimeTableEditor.git "Table Editor"

Download Manually

  • Download the files using the GitHub .zip download option.
  • Unzip the files and rename the folder to Table Editor.
  • Copy the folder to your Sublime Text 2 Packages directory.

Settings

You can customize Table Editor by change settings. For do this you have to modify settings file (see http://docs.sublimetext.info/en/latest/customization/settings.html).

For apply changes for all files you can open user settings with menu "Preferences -> Settings - User". For apply changes for specific syntax you can open syntax settings with menu "Preferences -> Settings - More -> Syntax Specific - User".

Enable Table Editor

By default Table Editor is disabled. For enable Table Editor you have to set

{
    "enable_table_editor": true
}

Usually you will enable Table Editor for specific syntax. You can do this very easy if launch command palette by ctrl+shift+p and select Table Editor: Enable for current syntax.

Set Table Syntax

You can control table syntax with settings

{
    // Set table syntax for Table Editor.
    // Valid options are: "Auto", "Simple", "EmacsOrgMode", "Pandoc", "MultiMarkdown",
    //                    "reStructuredText", "Textile"
    "table_editor_syntax": "Auto"
}

"Auto" settings detect table syntax by view syntax with next rules:

  • Markdown, MultiMarkdown -> MultiMarkdown
  • reStructuredText -> reStructuredText
  • Textile -> Textile
  • Other -> Simple

Override Table Border For Simple Syntax

You can override table border style for Simple Syntax. Table editor supports next table border styles:

  • simple: |---|---|
  • emacs: org mode |---+---|
  • grid: +---+---+
{
    // Override border style for Table Editor
    // Valid options are: "simple", "grid", "emacs"
    "table_editor_border_style": "simple"
}

Override custom column alignment for Simple Syntax

This settings by default is enabled, but you can disable it

{
    // If table_editor_custom_column_alignment is true, supports '<', '>', '#' column alignment
    "table_editor_custom_column_alignment": false
}

With this feature you can explicit set justification with format characters

  • '<' - left
  • '>' - right
  • '#' - center

as in next example

| column 1 | column 2 | column 3 |
| <<<<<<<< | >>>>>>>> | ######## |
|----------|----------|----------|
| 1        |    row 1 |    c1    |
| 2        |    row 2 |    c2    |
| 3        |    row 3 |    c3    |

Auto align number column to right

By default a number column aligns to right, if you do not like this you can disable it

{

    "table_editor_align_number_right": false
}

Also you can temporary switch this setting with command palette:

  • Table Editor: Enable 'align_number_right' for current view
  • Table Editor: Disable 'align_number_right' for current view

Detect header column to center

By default a header column aligns to center, if you do not like this you can disable it

{

    "table_editor_detect_header": false
}

Also you can temporary switch this setting with command palette :

  • Table Editor: Enable 'detect_header' for current view
  • Table Editor: Disable 'detect_header' for current view

Keep space left

Some time you do not like remove leading space from a data in a column, as in next example

| Unordered  List |   Order List  |
|-----------------|---------------|
| - item 1        | # item 1      |
|   - subitem 1   |   # subitem 1 |
|   - subitem 2   | # item 2      |
| - item 2        |   # subitem 2 |
|                 |               |
{
    "table_editor_keep_space_left": true
}

Also you can temporary switch this setting with command palette:

  • Table Editor: Enable 'keep_space_left' for current view
  • Table Editor: Disable 'keep_space_left' for current view

Intelligent Formating

Intelligent Formatting is an configuration option for table editor. Currently this option have effect only for textiles and multimarkdown tables. It is true by default for textile syntax. You can disable it if you want

{
    "table_editor_intelligent_formatting":false
}

Let you have a table

|_. Attribute Name |_. Required |_. Value Type |
|                  |            |              |

and want a row spanning all 3 columns

|_. Attribute Name |_. Required |_. Value Type |
| \3. All Events                 |            |              |

after click tab table editor will format table as

|_. Attribute Name |_. Required |_. Value Type |
|\3. All Events                                |

Probably it is expected result and this result of Table Editor with "table_editor_intelligent_formatting":true.

But probably you expected

|_. Attribute Name |_. Required |_. Value Type |   |   |
|\3. All Events                                |   |   |

and this result of Table Editor with "table_editor_intelligent_formatting":false.

Keybinding

ctrl+shift+a

    Re-align the table without change the current table field. Move cursor to begin of the current table field.

tab

    Re-align the table, move to the next field. Creates a new row if necessary. 

shift+tab

    Re-align, move to previous field.

enter

    Re-align the table and move down to next row. Creates a new row if necessary.
    At the beginning or end of a line, enter still does new line.

alt+left

    Move the current column left.

alt+right

    Move the current column right.

alt+shift+left

    Kill the current column.

alt+shift+right

    Insert a new column to the left of the cursor position.

alt+shift+up

    Kill the current row or horizontal line.

alt+shift+down

    Insert a new row above the current row. 

alt+up

    Move current row up

alt+down

    Move current row down

ctrl+k, -

    Insert single horizontal line below current row. 
    Doesn't make sense and doesn't supported for Textile syntax

ctrl+k, =

    Insert double horizontal line below current row. 
    Doesn't make sense and doesn't supported for Textile syntaxes

ctrl+k, enter

    Insert a horizontal line below current row, and move the cursor into the row below that line. 
    Doesn't make sense and doesn't supported for Textile syntaxes

ctrl+k, |

    Convert selected CSV region into table

alt+enter

    Split rest of cell down from current cursor position,
    insert new line bellow if current row is last row in the table or if next line is hline

ctrl+j

    Join current row and next row into one if next row is not hline

License

Package is distributed by GNU General Public License v3.0.

Donation

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Testing

Test environment

  • Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on VirtualBox
  • Windows 7 64bit
  • OS X 10.8.4
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