The ftExtra package provides helper functions for the flextable package:

  • colformat_md parses markdown texts in columns
  • span_header makes multi-level headers
  • and more!

Installation

from CRAN

install.packages("ftExtra")

from GitHub

remotes::install_github("atusy/ftExtra")

Example

Parse markdown texts

data.frame(
  x = c("**bold**", "*italic*"),
  y = c("^superscript^", "~subscript~"),
  z = c("***~ft~^Extra^** is*", "*Cool*"),
  stringsAsFactors = FALSE
) %>%
  as_flextable() %>%
  colformat_md()

Span headers

iris %>%
  head %>%
  as_flextable() %>%
  span_header()

Group rows

library(dplyr, warn.conflicts = FALSE)
iris %>%
  group_by(Species) %>%
  slice(1:2) %>%
  as_flextable()