# pandoc-linear-table Release 0.2.0.5

A lazy way to wrap text in tables.

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Install
 cabal install pandoc-linear-table-0.2.0.5 

# pandoc-linear-table

A pandoc filter that provides a Markdown extension that supports text wrapping in table cells. Here's an example of the syntax:

{.linear-table}
Each line of text in your markdown becomes a cell in the output table.
The text will wrap automatically as needed to fit the table.
Use a blank line to indicate the end of a row.


To leave a column blank, use some sort of hard space. See the previous cell for an example.
I call these "linear tables" because it kind of looks like a table if you look at it sideways. In hindsight, I should have called them sideways tables.

You can include other markup. Here's an [example of a link](https://github.com/mhwombat/pandoc-linear-table).
You can include LaTex formulas. For example: $(\bigcap_{x \in \mathscr{C}} X)'$
That's about all there is to know.



Depending on your output format, the result of the above will look like this:

As implemented, you don't have control over the vertical alignment of cells. This approach is sufficient for my use case, but it may not meet your needs!

## Installation

This package is available from Hackage, or as a Nix flake.

### From Hackage

To install from Hackage, use cabal install. The package name is pandoc-logic-proof.

### As a Nix flake

Note: Flakes must be enabled in your Nix or NixOS installation.

One way to use the Nix flake is to create a shell.nix with pandoc and this package, like so:

with (import <nixpkgs> {});
let
pandoc-include-plus = (builtins.getFlake git+https://codeberg.org/mhwombat/pandoc-include-plus).packages.\${builtins.currentSystem}.default;
in
mkShell {
buildInputs = [
pandoc
pandoc-linear-table
# add any other software you want to use in the shell.
];
}


Enter the shell using nix-shell. Now you can use the commands below.

Then, you can process your document either using pandoc directly, or through Hakyll.

### With Pandoc

Use this filter by adding --filter=pandoc-linear-table to your pandoc command. For example:

pandoc --filter=pandoc-linear-table myfile.md --output=myfile.pdf


### With Hakyll

Use this filter as a transform in Hakyll. For example, you could modify site.hs, adding

import Text.Pandoc.Filters.LinearTable (transform)


and changing

pandocCompiler


to

pandocCompilerWithTransform defaultHakyllReaderOptions defaultHakyllWriterOptions transform