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Re: [O] org-table-align function changed, where is the old behavior?

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] org-table-align function changed, where is the old behavior?
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:31:47 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)


Craig Luthy <address@hidden> writes:

> I create lots of tables in org-mode, many with lots of information and long
> cells. The C-c C-c was heaven because it prettied up my table in one
> action. If I understand what I have read and am seeing, whenever I TAB or
> RET all the cells are expanded which creates a scrambled mess that is
> impossible to navigate because all the rows wrap.

This looks like a bug. Could you provide an ECM?

> Shrinking 1 column at a time with C-c TAB is a regretful step
> backwards. Why did you change the existing functionality. I would have
> rather seen that retained and a new option to do narrowing one column
> at a time.
> I have played with '#+STARTUP: align shrink' but it does not seem to work
> when I open the buffer. It may work if I open the file for the first time,
> but that is not what I normally do. I hit many files and just leave the
> buffers around.

I think you need to use `C-c C-c' on the STARTUP keyword.

> Now that you have changed the way org-table-align works, could you also add
> a "new" feature that works like the originall C-c C-c did and format the
> column widths in one motion.

This behaviour is bound to `C-u C-c C-TAB'.


Nicolas Goaziou

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