[OS X TeX] Re: How to copy and paste tables into LaTeX (from Excel or other programs)?

Bastian Philipps bph at gmx.info
Mon Dec 5 13:43:38 EST 2005

Markus Hänchen said the following on 5.12.2005 19:20 Uhr:
> Hi,
> among the standard LaTeX operations creating tables is certainly one of 
> the most cumbersome one. I am looking for an easy solution to copy data 
> from an Excel table (or Igor, or Matlab) into a LaTeX document.

concerning an import from Excel into LaTeX there is the wonderful 
xl2latex package on CTAN 
So far it worked quite well for me.

> [...]
> I would like to script that in a way that I ideally only have to select 
> tabular data in any kind of program (even from a website), run the 
> script on the contents of my clipboard, and paste the result into the 
> .tex file.

That would be the ultimate solution, which I haven't found so far.
Well, mostly I only have Excel-Tables to convert, so I am not missing it ;-)


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