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Say I have the following table in Google Docs:

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(Yes it's a table, the borders are just set to 0.)

If I try to copy it and paste it into Gmail, it gets rid of all the column spacing:

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(Notice how there is almost no space between "Special Event" and "WWDC".)

How can I paste the table such that it preserves my original column widths?

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Not sure why it's the case, but the trick is to copy 2 empty lines before the table.

For example, if you try copying just one empty line before the Google docs table:

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You'll end up with squished table in Gmail when you paste it:

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If you instead copy 2 lines before the table in Google Docs:

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You'll end up with a nicely formatted table in Gmail upon pasting it:

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After it's pasted into gmail, you can delete the two empty lines above the table.

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