[OS X TeX] Excel tables to LaTeX - new script

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Wed Jul 15 20:31:57 EDT 2009

At 11:39 AM +1200 7/16/09, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
>On 16/07/2009, at 9:27 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>Hi Alan, just to be clear, the script that I have posted is *not* a 
>>VB script. It's written in Ruby and operates directly on the 
>>clipboard contents and so is compatible with Office 2008 (which is 
>>what motivated me to use this method in the first place, since I 
>>also have Office 2008.)
>umm, ok. Treading carefully here...
>I just read from the description on CTAN this "Import xl2latex.bas 
>in Visual Basic and save as xl2latex.xls (or any other filename)." 
>and assumed it was a VB script ;)

Yes, there is perhaps a naming problem, but all the good names are 
taken!  The xl2latex.bas is indeed a VB script. I haven't posted my 
script to CTAN yet; I was posting it here for comments and informal 
testing. You can get a copy here on my web page:


As noted in another message, it's not as fancy as the VB script; but 
it still saves quite a bit of messing around either in Excel or in 
your favourite LaTeX editor, and is fully compatible with Office 2008.


Alan Munn						amunn at msu.edu
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