How to create a table in Asana?

Expected output: image

Here’s a workaround that may help you. (If not, it’s still helpful to keep this solution in the bag of tricks for other needs.)

  1. In Word or another app (it works in various apps and I assume Outlook too), select and copy (Cmd-C) your table content:

  2. Go to Plain Text Tables generator – and do File > New Table…:

  3. Now do Paste table data… then in the dialog paste (Cmd-V) the copied content and click Load, resulting in:

  4. Click the “Copy to Clipboard” button (not shown; at the far right).

  5. Paste into your Asana task’s Description field. Initially it will look like this:

  6. Select all and apply the Monospace font: Cmd-Shift-M resulting in:

Larry Berger
Asana2Go & Asana Certified Pro consultant at Trilogi


All done @lpb :slight_smile:

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Thanks All for the workaround. but it only works for a very small table. If it’s lager than a certain size the layout of generated table is broken and I cannot recognize the figure. We urgently need a decent table solution in Asana.


Agreed. I’d love to be able to copy cells from Google Sheets and paste them into a task description.

Wrike has a great feature for this already. Something similar for Asana would be great.

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We use Asana to track bugs. We need Tables, so badly, for task descriptions. Markdown table authoring is miserable but I would even take that. monospaced ASCII tables isn’t a real workaround for us.

Do whatever it takes.

Adding tables to task descriptions is now possible


Will tables be available in Status Updates or Messages soon?

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This would be helpful in Project Description under the Overview tab as well.

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seconding this - adding project resources into a table for my team seems a no-brainer, and best to be placed in the Project Description section.

@Kader_Assistant - welcome to the forum! Although this is not yet supported in the project description, it is supported in the project brief (further down the overview tab), so perhaps that could be a solution for your team