Is there a way to preserve a fixed-width font, multiple spacing, & hard line feeds in tabular data?

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in Policy and Style by Neal Parker G2G Crew (530 points)

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Welcome to G2G, Neal.

See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Editing_Tips

By adding a colon (:) at the start of each data line (see 8.4 Indentations), this is how it will look:


1850 Izard Co., Arkansas, Syllamore Township; Sept 17; sheet 6 81/81

John Hinkle 27 MW Al $0 farmer
Mary Ann " 22 FW Tn

He is not in the Slave Schedule. His first cousin Baltis Hinkle lives at 84/84.

1860 Izard Co., Ar, Blue Mountain Twp., p.o. Richwoods; Sept 18; pg 167 1080/1080

John Hinkle 37 MW Al $500/$575 farmer
Polly A. " 33 FW Tn Domestic
Wm. A. " 8 MW Ar
Andrew " 7 MW Ar
George C. " 5 MW Ar
Mary C. " 3 FW Ar
Flora J. " 2 FW Ar

He is not in the Slave Schedule. His uncle William Hinkle lives at 1083/1083, and his cousin (William's son) A. J. Hinkle lives at 1082/1082.

1870 Izard Co., Ar, Blue Mountain Twp., p.o. Riggsville; Sept 17; pg 5 30/30

John Hinkle 47 MW Al $600/$7000 Farmer
Mary A. " 43 FW Tn Kp. H.
William " 18 MW Ar Farm laborer
Andrew " 17 MW Ar Farm laborer
George C. " 15 MW Ar Farm laborer
Mary C. " 13 FW Ar
Flora " 11 FW Ar
Lethia " 10 FW Ar
Jams J. " 6 MW Ar
Lucy F. " 3 FW Ar

The widow of his first cousin A. J. Hinkle lives at 19/19.

1880 Stone Co., Ar, Blue Mountain Township, E.D. 195; June 1; pg 4 151/151

John Hinkle 58 Al SC SC farmer
Polly A. " 53 wife Tn NC NC
Wm. A. " 28 son Ar Al Tn at home, farmer
Andrew K. " 26 son Ar Al Tn farm laborer
George C. " 25 son Ar Al Tn Student
Mary C. " 23 dau Ar Al Tn At home
Flora J. " 21 dau Ar Al Tn At home
James J. " 15 son Ar Al Tn
Lucy F. " 13 dau Tn Al Tn
by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (657k points)

Another way. Give a try adding "Line Breaks" at the end of each line, instead of ":" at the start of each line.

Although line breaks will not provide an indent at the beginning of each line.  The link Ruben provided is an excellent view of what wiki markup can and can't do.
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I find the tool at https://tools.wmflabs.org/magnustools/tab2wiki.php works really well for copying info from Census. Although it says Excel Table, I find that I can copy the list of residents from a Census and use it to easily create a table on the profile. Little ugly in Edit mode, but looks good when viewing.

by Shirley Gilbert G2G6 Mach 3 (30.9k points)
You can just 'copy' the family list from a census and 'paste' it into a profile.  I do that and add a double ':' in front of each line to indent it a bit, which is what Ruben has done above.
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<code> should do that.  The MediaWiki manual says it's supported, but on WikiTree it doesn't seem to work.
by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (561k points)

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