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Create ASCII art tables

Required:

  • Merged cells (horizontally, vertically, both)
  • Centering (horizontally, vertically, both)
  • Free as in beer
  • Easy input


Nice to have:

  • Arbitrary alignment (horizontally, vertically, both)
  • Automated row numbering
  • Automated sorting
  • Platform: Cloud/Web (on stable, reliable host), Google Sheets, VS Code, Sublime Text or Excel
  • FLOSS + public repository + actively developed + taking feature requests + accepting contributions

Example table: Windows Tool for automatic regular screenshots enter image description here

Simple version inline:

+----+---------------------+-----------------------+---------------+---------------+
|    |                     |           A           |       B       |       C       |
+ Nr +         Name        +-----------------------+---------------+---------------+
|    |                     | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
+----+---------------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|  1 | Very very long name |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
+----+---------------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|  2 | Short name          |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
+----+---------------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
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Plain Text Table suits most of your requirements. It's free and open sourced

Use the tool online

Please visit : http://plaintexttools.github.io/plain-text-table

Features

  • Interactive input table (using handsontable)
  • Unicode or ASCII output
  • Flexible border configuration
  • Merged cell support (colspan and rowspan)
  • Multiline text in the cells
  • Text alignement support (horizontal and vertical)
  • Predefined style

All configuration options explained in the user manual.

It also supports automatic numbering

example

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