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Tableconvert is a plugin which helps on converting a tabulator separated selection into a table.


This version of the plugin is installed with the combined geany-plugins release. Please check README of this package.


After the plugins has been installed successfully, load the plugin via Geany's plugin manager. This will add a new keybinding into Geany's list of keybindings inside the preferences dialog. You might like to set up a keybinding for the function. Once this is done, the plugin is ready to use. Alternativly it's also possible to use the plugin via the menu entry at the Tools menu.

Inside the Tools menu there is also another submenu avaialble wich is allowing you to convert to a table without changing Geany's file type settings for the current document.

When using the plugin, just mark the area you like to transform and push your keybinding. All line endings will be taken as end of a row and therefor transformed to fitting row endings. The plugin is taking care of you line ending stil.

Currently the plugin is supporting * HTML * LaTeX * SQL

Rectangle selections are currently not supported and might lead to some weird output you didn't expect -- just don't try it if you have heart issues or working on an important document :)


When transforming HTML, line endings will be replace with <tr> and </tr>. Occurrences of tabulator will be interpreted as column separators and replaced by <td> and </td>.

The first line will be treaded as header and surrounded by <thead></thead> tags. The rest of the table will be included into <tbody></tbody>.


In case of working with LaTeX line endings will be replaced with \ and tabulators with &.

However, after you transformed your selection to a table you might want to update the number and orientation of columns at begin of tabular-environment.


At SQL line endings will be replaced with with closing braces ) followed by a komma if is not the last line.

Tabulators will be repace with ', ', so in the end, a tabulator seperated liste as e.g.

foo baa baa foo

will be transformed to

('foo', 'baa'),
('baa', 'foo')


You can checkout the current source code from the git repository at Get the code by:

git clone

If you want to create a patch, please respect the license of Tableconvert as well as intellectual property of third. Patches that should be included to the default distribution must be licensed under the same conditions as Tableconvert by the copyright owner (GPL2+).

Known issues

The plugin currently is not supporting rectangle selections very well. Also it is not able to support <thead> and <tbody> at the moment. However, at least the second point is planned for some later release.

For more recent information reported issues will be tracked at


Tableconvert and all its parts is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. A copy of this license can be found in the file COPYING included with the source code of this program. If not, you will be able to get a copy by contacting the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

Bugs, questions, bugs, homepage

If you found any bugs or want to provide a patch, please contact Frank Lanitz (frank(at)geany(dot)org). Please also do so, if you got any questions.

Docs for previous versions