Live Preview: Support Single Column Table

Steps to reproduce

(I have the Advanced Tables community plugin installed, all plugins are up-to-date. I also tested the same scenario in the sandbox vault, free of any plugins.)

Create a table, but with only a single column, for example:

| Categories |
| ----------- |
| General Purpose |
| ... |

Expected result

Live preview should detect the creation of a table, and format it as such.

Actual result

Table displays as plain text. (Read mode displays it correctly, thankfully.)
(Image above showcasing the issue, N.B. how a two-column table is displayed correctly.)


Windows 10, Up-to-date.

Obsidian version: v0.14.6
Installer version: v0.14.6
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.19044
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Safe mode: off
Plugins installed: 4
Plugins enabled: 4
1: Advanced Tables
2: Natural Language Dates
3: Tag Wrangler
4: Image Toolkit

Thank you.




Still an issue for me on Obsidian Version 0.15.9 on MacOS Monterey.


Still an issue on v1.0.3 on Linux. Can I help troubleshoot somehow?

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This is sadly still an issue on 1.1.15 … With no workaround available, this feels like it should have a higher priority …


Still an issue in 1.3.5; single column tables will not show in edit mode, only “reading” view


Still a issue in 1.3.5; single column tables will not show in edit mode, only “reading” view.
In Windows 11.

1.3.7 as well. It’s a small thing, but it does make it harder to use Obsidian for taking notes, especially with database work. Please see below for a screen shot.

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Agreed. Single column tables are perfectly valid and have multiple uses for notes and for display purposes. Specifically when a bullet list won’t work or doesn’t make sense.

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I work around by adding an empty column before (or after) that single column so it becomes 2 column table. It’s not exactly what I want but kinda acceptable to me.

| | title |
| --- | ---|
| | text 1 |
| | text 2 |

will be fixed in v1.4.3

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