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

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Wed Jul 15 20:56:47 EDT 2009

At 2:25 AM +0200 7/16/09, Juergen Fenn wrote:
>Alan Munn schrieb:
>>  At 10:21 PM -0400 7/14/09, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>>  As for the rest, how about TeXTable? I have it, I have used it but I
>>>  am not too much into tables so I cannot really say.
>>  TeXTable simply doesn't work at all for some users (myself included).
>How come? The only point I would mention here is that TeXTable
><http://www.twistedtheorysoftware.com/textable/> is for creating simple
>tables from scratch, not for converting tables from a spreadsheet format
>to LaTeX.

Although it can import CSV files, which helps a lot in this.

For me, and others,  the preview doesn't work; 
basic input functions do.  Since I often use 
Excel for other purposes, I like to have cut and 
paste functionality there.

>>>  Also, doesn't Open Office translate in LaTeX too?
>>  Yes, there is an add in for Calc at least that does similar things.
>Yes, please forget about Excel 2008.

I try to, but many of my students and colleagues 
use it, and I haven't really messed around enough 
with Calc to know its limitations.

>  Calc2LaTeX works pretty well for
>me. You can get it from the OOo extensions repository. The project is
>hosted at sourceforge. And I've written a brief users guide in the
>German OOo Wiki.

That's very helpful, as I found installing/using 
it not at all obvious for the uninitiated. (Of 
course, instructions in German aren't too obvious 
for the uninitiated either :-) (Yes, I mean this 
only as a joke.))

>You might also like to have a look at Writer2LaTeX.

Thanks, these are also useful tools.


Alan Munn						amunn at msu.edu
Department of Linguistics
and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages 
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