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Now there is: Format Text as Table. I've been meaning to create this utility for a while. I was actually inspired by MySQL's command line utility and the lack of tables on SO. So thanks for reminding me to make it. And thanks to @Lipis for the Unicode char idea. Here's an example of the output: +------+--------+--------+ | | ColA | ColB | ...


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This Digital Inspiration blog post helped me out. Basically, you can copy content from any web page and paste it into the Gmail rich text editor. The editor will do its best to keep the formatting. In my case, that meant that I had to do the following: Publish the spreadsheet to the web, but just publish the sheet with the data I wanted to copy; Get the ...


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I just checked and currently it is not possible to do that, on the table itself. There's however a "hack" option available: add a table in a table, see screenshot: See example doc I've created: table in a table If you set the color of the grid lines to be white, than it will fade away. It will also give you flexibility to position the table off-center. ...


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I'm honestly not sure when this was updated, but centering a table directly appears to be possible now. Simply right-click on the table and go to "Table Properties", "Table Alignment", "Center". Click OK.


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The following utility (created by me) may come in handy for such scenarios : http://lorefnon.me/plain-text-table/ Usage is fairly simple and intuitive, thanks to the spreadsheet like editing capabilities of handsontable . Also it handles multi-line cells neatly.


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While not especially for tables, Asciiflow is a generic tool for this kind of thing.


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Create the table in Word then save the document as 'Single File Web Page'; select and copy the table ( Ctrl + C ); paste into your Gmail message ( Ctrl + V ). It brings across the borders, shading, font size, etc. Column width appears to be determined by the number of characters in the column.


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I just tried it in Chrome on Windows and it works the following way. Start selecting the table just below the lower-left cell (click where the cursor changes to the one indicating text entry) and drag the selection all the way up to the top-left cell until all of them are filled with a blueish highlight. Then press CTRL + C, switch to Google Spreadsheet and ...


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I can confirm that Gmail does allow you to send tables, but provide very limited editing support. What I would do is to copy the whole e-mail into an online HTML editor like TinyMCE and do the editing there. You can also copy it a local tool that supports HTML editing, like Word or Dreamweaver.


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You need to switch the default text editor being used to adjust the HTML code from Rich Text to Plain Text/HTML in Account → Preferences → Text-editor. The rich text editor apparently changes some of the tags such as <embed>, <table> etc to <p> tags automatically. The plain text editor comes with HTML editing enabled by default.


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Another hack option which I do sometimes is take a screenshot of the table, paste it into paint, cut off the parts captured in the screenshot not belonging to the table, and then save it as a PNG. I then upload the PNG file to the google doc since it allows for the centering of images.


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This is the method that works in 2013/2014: Select a row by its left-side row number. Go to the edit menu > Click "move row up"


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You can: Insert a new table row at the new location for the existing row. One cell at a time, cut and paste cell contents from the old row to the new row. Delete the old row. This is obviously not a great solution, but it might be better than recreating the entire table from scratch?


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I've found that Google made this thing called Web Clipboard to handle issues like this. In the Google Drive spreadsheet you're working with, go to Edit → Web Clipboard → Copy Cell Range. Then open a Google Drive document and go to Edit → Web Clipboard and select the cell range you just copied to paste it. Then do a normal copy and paste from this Google ...


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Real solution: Open Outlook and create a new message. Copy the table from Excel or Word and paste it on the message. Send the message to yourself, on Gmail Open your message on Gmail and copy the table, or forward it.


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Since the OP specifically says: It doesn't have to use ASCII (it can be Unicode) I thought I'd share the link for the (mysql / unicode / html) table generator created by a SE user for use on SE I found on superuser. I found it quite useful to get unicode tables (which I sometimes prefer over the Windows-1252 compatible "ASCII" art). And this tool lets ...


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Probably, the way to go would be either to use the built-in facilities for editing tables in the Gmail interface (which are actually present, according to the answer by billc.cn), or try to copy the table by selectiing and pasting it into another editor (as suggested by the answer by billc.cn), or press button "show original" and copy the (unfortunately, ...


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I did the following on Windows and it worked. In your google doc, click file and then Download as docx file. Then open it in Word. Select the table in Word and copy it to google spreadsheet. It will keep the format and data. Much better than copy it directly from google doc because it will make all the data go into one column and make it unreadable.


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The short answer is you can't. You will have to recreate the table manually. You used to be able to manually edit the table in your Google Doc using HTML view but this functionality has been removed.


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Looks like that's just a google doc - you can do that too, here are the instructions to embed it: http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55244


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Found this one while looking for simple circuit diagrams , it is the predecessor Ascii Paint You draw and ascii art appears. If you are not good with drawing tables in Word, this might be a bit hard, but it was fun.


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I don't know any but if they are going to use it why not creating something better with ASCII, let's say something like this: ╔══════╤═══════════╤════════╗ ║ ID │ Name │ Age ║ ╠══════╪═══════════╪════════╣ ║ 1 │ John │ 24 ║ ╟──────┼───────────┼────────╢ ║ 2 │ Jeff │ 19 ║ ╟──────┼───────────┼────────╢ ║ 3 │ ...



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