Is there any table tool or markup which can facilitate user presenting tabular data? As such user need not to combine "-", "+", and "|" to create a visual table like in this post.

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    Um ... that's just the output from describe and select, printed using the 'code sample' feature (the button w/ '101 010', or just indent everything a few spaces).
    – Joe
    Jan 13, 2011 at 15:59
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    4 spaces to be exact. Jan 13, 2011 at 17:49

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As they're using Markdown for formatting, it wouldn't then be able to present it. There are some variants, like Markdown Extra, but they're not using it.

They will accept some HTML, but it's a limited list, and table tags aren't included.


An alternative to ASCII art is to upload an image. Simply create the table yourself (spreadsheets work well for this) and then upload a screenshot of the table.

# Sample Table Image #

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