Issue with Copying Obsidian Table

I’m encountering an issue when trying to copy an Obsidian table.

  • When copying the table in edit mode, unnecessary spaces are added upon pasting, causing the table to not display correctly.
  • When copying the table in read mode, the extra spaces are not added, but this still doesn’t solve the problem completely.

To help illustrate the issue, I have attached screenshots showing what I receive when copying from both read mode and edit mode.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there a workaround or solution for copying tables accurately in Obsidian?


Try the other paste command, Shift Ctrl/Cmd V. Not sure it helps in this case, but often you’ll get a better result with this with not so much whitespace.

Shift+Ctrl+V removes all | and -, leaving only the text

I think I’ve found a workaround. If in read mode you copy the table and the adjacent block, then the table is displayed correctly. Even if you copy only part of the table. Then you have to delete the unnecessary block every time.