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

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Wed Jul 15 21:03:48 EDT 2009

Thanks Alan,

This could get confusing ;)

I tried the original ruby script and like what it produced very much.

I will have a closer look at what your link includes when I have half  
an hour to spare to play.


On 16/07/2009, at 12:31 PM, Alan Munn wrote:

> 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 ;)
>> Alan
> 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:
> <http://www.msu.edu/~amunn/latex/xl2latex.zip>
> 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

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