This is the official manual for the latest Org-mode release.

- Org Mode Manual
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Document Structure
- 3 Tables
- 4 Hyperlinks
- 5 TODO Items
- 6 Tags
- 7 Properties and Columns
- 8 Dates and Times
- 9 Capture-Refile-Archive
- 10 Agenda Views
- 11 Markup
- 12 Exporting
- 13 Publishing
- 14 Source Code
- 15 Miscellaneous
- A Hacking
- B MobileOrg
- C History and Thanks
- Main Index
- Key Index
- Variable Index

When Org exports tables, it does so by default without vertical lines because
that is visually more satisfying in general. Occasionally however, vertical
lines can be useful to structure a table into groups of columns, much like
horizontal lines can do for groups of rows. In order to specify column
groups, you can use a special row where the first field contains only
‘`/`’. The further fields can either contain ‘`<`’ to indicate that
this column should start a group, ‘`>`’ to indicate the end of a group, or
‘`<>`’ (no space between ‘`<`’ and ‘`>`’) to make a column a group
of its own. Boundaries between column groups will upon export be marked with
vertical lines. Here is an example:

| N | N^2 | N^3 | N^4 | ~sqrt(n)~ | ~sqrt[4](N)~ | |---+-----+-----+-----+-----------+--------------| | / | < | | > | < | > | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 4 | 8 | 16 | 1.4142 | 1.1892 | | 3 | 9 | 27 | 81 | 1.7321 | 1.3161 | |---+-----+-----+-----+-----------+--------------| #+TBLFM: $2=$1^2::$3=$1^3::$4=$1^4::$5=sqrt($1)::$6=sqrt(sqrt(($1)))

It is also sufficient to just insert the column group starters after every vertical line you would like to have:

| N | N^2 | N^3 | N^4 | sqrt(n) | sqrt[4](N) | |----+-----+-----+-----+---------+------------| | / | < | | | < | |