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 column, 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) | |----+-----+-----+-----+---------+------------| | / | < | | | < | |