Table mode maintains special text properties in the buffer to allow
editing in a convenient fashion. When a buffer with tables is saved
to its file, these text properties are lost, so when you visit this
file again later, Emacs does not see a table, but just formatted text.
To resurrect the table text properties, issue the M-x
table-recognize command. It scans the current buffer, recognizes
valid table cells, and attaches appropriate text properties to allow
for table editing. The converse command,
used to remove the special text properties and convert the buffer back
to plain text.
Special commands exist to enable or disable tables within a region, enable or disable individual tables, and enable/disable individual cells. These commands are:
For another way of converting text into tables, see Table Conversion.blog comments powered by Disqus