I can't seem to be able to paste a table into a profile what am I doing wrong please

+1 vote
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I use Linux office software + can't get a table ( of census details) to past into the profile what am I doing wrong?
in WikiTree Help by Anon Sharkey G2G6 Mach 3 (36.9k points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith

2 Answers

+2 votes

If it is the literal pasting of the data that you are having issues with, this is most likely caused by some type of software interference.

If it is the display of the information that is the issue (not displaying as a table), then this is due to the markup used on WikiTree. WikiTree uses what we call wiki-markup (or wikitext) which is a specialized syntax used to format a page, where items like tabular indenting have no affect on display. For this reason, we uses special symbols and text to format pages, such as:

{| border="1"
! Name
! Age
|-
| Bob the Builder
| 19
|}

which creates:

Name Age
Bob the Builder 19

----

If you let us know which one you are having issues with, we can try and help further.

by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (518k points)
+4 votes

I don't know if you can paste a table directly from your software. I can't paste one directly from Microsoft office. But I do know what works. Paste your table from Linux into the link for tables on THIS PAGE and a table formatted for WikiTree will be created and you can copy and paste the results from there into your biography edit box.

by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (362k points)

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