# [Scribus] Tables in Scribus?

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Fri Jan 9 16:13:34 CET 2004

Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> Jean v.Oertzen wrote
>
>>Sorry, maybe this is a bloody noob question, but how can I realize
>>tables with Scribus? Is there any wizard?
>>Thank you for a short hint.
>
>
> Create a table in OpenOffice.org Calc or Gnumeric, export it to
> PDF/PostScript (both should be able to print selections), convert PDF/PS
> to EPS and insert in a Scribus document.
>

But you could also use Latex:

%(table environment example for 5 columns)
\begin{tabular}{ccccc} % 5 columns centered data
blah & blah & blah & blah & blah\\
\end{tabular}

then export to PDF/PS -> EPS. This seems a lot easier to me than firing
up Calc or Gnumeric just for a table.

But I agree with Petr these are clumsy workarounds that take you out of
Scribus, then back in; so every time you want to tweak the table you
have to go out and back in again.

There ought to be a way to use either Latex or HTML as an model to
accomplish tables, lists, etc.

Gregory Pittman