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Q&A Tables break words in first column

On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made some of my tables extremely terse to accommodate. This is from ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Michael‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

Question bug tables
#5: Post edited by user avatar Michael‭ · 2024-03-05T20:00:59Z (3 months ago)
Duelling screentshots
  • On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made [some of my tables extremely terse][linux] to accommodate. This is from Chrome/MacOS on a 27-inch monitor (2560 × 1440):
  • ## Sample table
  • | Element | Description |
  • |---------|-------------|
  • | hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • | helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • | lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • ## Editor view
  • For some reason, the same table looks fine in the Editor view:
  • ![screenshot-editor][]
  • > [![screenshot][]][bad-table]
  • >
  • > Taken from [this post][bad-table].
  • [screenshot]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/effcz8jjnr6serrevlpgs04gdzrx
  • [linux]: https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290987/290990#answer-290990
  • [bad-table]: https://software.codidact.com/posts/290994/290995#answer-290995
  • [screenshot-editor]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/talxzcsdoumpey05pq8t78py703j
  • On the site, [table content][bad-table] is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made [some of my tables extremely terse][linux] to accommodate. This is from Chrome 122/MacOS on a 27-inch monitor (2560 × 1440):
  • ## Sample table
  • | Element | Description |
  • |---------|-------------|
  • | hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • | helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • | lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • ## Screenshot
  • ![screenshot][]
  • ## Editor view
  • For some reason, the same table looks fine in the Editor view:
  • ![screenshot-editor][]
  • [linux]: https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290987/290990#answer-290990
  • [screenshot]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/i77kmi6lfzipbxeg274u7kkkozhz
  • [screenshot-editor]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/talxzcsdoumpey05pq8t78py703j
  • [screenshot-old]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/effcz8jjnr6serrevlpgs04gdzrx
  • [bad-table]: https://software.codidact.com/posts/290994/290995#answer-290995
#4: Post edited by user avatar Michael‭ · 2024-03-05T19:57:10Z (3 months ago)
Please excuse the edit dance to get a live screenshot.
  • On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made [some of my tables extremely terse][linux] to accommodate. This is from Chrome/MacOS on a 27-inch monitor (2560 × 1440):
  • > [![screenshot][]][bad-table]
  • >
  • > Taken from [this post][bad-table].
  • For some reason, the same table looks fine in the Editor view.
  • [screenshot]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/effcz8jjnr6serrevlpgs04gdzrx
  • [linux]: https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290987/290990#answer-290990
  • [bad-table]: https://software.codidact.com/posts/290994/290995#answer-290995
  • On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made [some of my tables extremely terse][linux] to accommodate. This is from Chrome/MacOS on a 27-inch monitor (2560 × 1440):
  • ## Sample table
  • | Element | Description |
  • |---------|-------------|
  • | hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • | helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • | lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • ## Editor view
  • For some reason, the same table looks fine in the Editor view:
  • ![screenshot-editor][]
  • > [![screenshot][]][bad-table]
  • >
  • > Taken from [this post][bad-table].
  • [screenshot]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/effcz8jjnr6serrevlpgs04gdzrx
  • [linux]: https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290987/290990#answer-290990
  • [bad-table]: https://software.codidact.com/posts/290994/290995#answer-290995
  • [screenshot-editor]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/talxzcsdoumpey05pq8t78py703j
#3: Post edited by user avatar Michael‭ · 2024-03-05T19:45:35Z (3 months ago)
Link screenshot
  • On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made some of [my tables][linux] extremely terse to accommodate. This is from Chrome/MacOS on a 27-inch monitor (2560 × 1440):
  • > ![screenshot][]
  • For some reason, the same table looks fine in the Editor view.
  • [screenshot]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/effcz8jjnr6serrevlpgs04gdzrx
  • [linux]: https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290987/290990#answer-290990
  • On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made [some of my tables extremely terse][linux] to accommodate. This is from Chrome/MacOS on a 27-inch monitor (2560 × 1440):
  • > [![screenshot][]][bad-table]
  • >
  • > Taken from [this post][bad-table].
  • For some reason, the same table looks fine in the Editor view.
  • [screenshot]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/effcz8jjnr6serrevlpgs04gdzrx
  • [linux]: https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290987/290990#answer-290990
  • [bad-table]: https://software.codidact.com/posts/290994/290995#answer-290995
#2: Post edited by user avatar Michael‭ · 2024-03-05T16:23:44Z (3 months ago)
Specify "big ol' monitor"
  • On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made some of [my tables][linux] extremely terse to accommodate. This is from a big ol' monitor:
  • > ![screenshot][]
  • For some reason, the same table looks fine in the Editor view.
  • [screenshot]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/effcz8jjnr6serrevlpgs04gdzrx
  • [linux]: https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290987/290990#answer-290990
  • On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made some of [my tables][linux] extremely terse to accommodate. This is from Chrome/MacOS on a 27-inch monitor (2560 × 1440):
  • > ![screenshot][]
  • For some reason, the same table looks fine in the Editor view.
  • [screenshot]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/effcz8jjnr6serrevlpgs04gdzrx
  • [linux]: https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290987/290990#answer-290990
#1: Initial revision by user avatar Michael‭ · 2024-03-05T16:20:18Z (3 months ago)
Tables break words in first column
On the site, table content is often jammed all together in the first column, where the next column is happily spread out. I have made some of [my tables][linux] extremely terse to accommodate. This is from a big ol' monitor:

> ![screenshot][]

For some reason, the same table looks fine in the Editor view.

[screenshot]: https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/effcz8jjnr6serrevlpgs04gdzrx
[linux]: https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290987/290990#answer-290990