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The markdown syntax says that you can use regular HTML and specifically mentions <table> as being possible. The only restrictions being that you have blank lines before and after the table, and that the <table> and </table> tags are not indented.

But this doesn't appear to work in Trello.

Is this just not supported, or is there a way to do this that I'm missing?

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There are two common ways to render tables inside markdown content:

Unfortunately the markdown library used by Trello doesn't support either of these options - so no tables in Trello for the time being.

As others have partly mentioned, the imperfect workarounds are:

  • Fake tables by using a code block
  • Upload/embed an image that displays your table
  • Link to a Google Doc/Spreadsheet or some other URL
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You can sort of fake it by using three backticks (```) to create a code block like this:

```
| Tables        | Are           | Cool  |
| ------------- |:-------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is      | right-aligned | $1600 |
| col 2 is      | centered      |   $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat      |    $1 |
```

which creates this:

| Tables        | Are           | Cool  |
| ------------- |:-------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is      | right-aligned | $1600 |
| col 2 is      | centered      |   $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat      |    $1 |
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This markdown cheat sheet includes tables: https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/wiki/Markdown-Cheatsheet - but it doesn't appear to work in Trello.

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Tables aren't part of the core Markdown spec, but they are part of GFM and Markdown Here supports them. which is feature of github. So it won't work in trello. – Amit Patel Jan 20 at 6:25

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