Kramdown (and most markdown variants) can only handle very simple tables. For these you can create the Markdown layout manually. See the chapter on markdown for guidance on formatting simple tables.

You can also use online tools to convert tables into a markdown format.

Table formatting in markdown can differ between flavours of markdown. You may need to tweak it. For instance, Senseful starts some table borders with + where kramdown needs a |. In that case, manually change the starting + in any row with a |.

Complex tables with HTML

For complex tables – anything with merged cells, for instance – you must create an HTML table and paste that HTML (from <table> to </table>) into your markdown files. It’s easiest to use a WYSIWYG HTML editor. For instance, Dreamweaver lets us paste a table from a formatted source like Word or LibreOffice, and then clean up the HTML easily before pasting the whole <table> element into our markdown document.

Table captions

In markdown, add {:.table-caption} in the line immediately after a table caption paragraph. This applies the class table-caption to the paragraph, which the theme can style. For instance, in the Classic theme print.css avoids a page break after the caption, before the table. (According to publishing best-practice, table captions must always appear above tables, not after them.)