[OS X TeX] Excel tables to LaTeX - new script
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
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
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824 USA Fax 517-432-2736
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