[Scribus] importing table

Kite Lau kitelau
Fri Mar 3 04:09:23 CET 2006

? 2006-03-02?? 22:10 +0100?Peter Lesterhuis???
> I am new to Scribus. I am trying ro import a table, which I created in 
> OOcalc.
> I tried several options, but all failed.
>    1. I created a ps by printing the table to a file. Then in Scribus
>       file - import EPS/PS gives an error.
>    2. In OOcalc I copied the table and launched OOdraw, "paste special"
>       and saved the file as table.eps. In Scribus file - import EPS/PS
>       showed the table, but only the lines, not the contents of the cells.
>    3. Same as 2. but in OOdraw saved as table.sxd. In Scribus: file -
>       import Open Office.org Draw: nothing shows up.
>    4. Finally I tried to create a SVG-file, having read that this is the
>       format which can be imported very easily in Scribus. I followed
>       instructions ("Advanced Importing Tricks with Scribus") from
>       http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&page=importhints3 . I
>       installed pstoedit, created table.ps and opened the file in
>       GSview. Edit > Convert to Vector format does not give me the
>       dialog popup like the one in the tutorial, but shows me this error:
> Unknown in Page section at line 1035:
>   %% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A4
> GNU Ghostscript 7.07 (2003-05-17)
> Copyright (C) 2003 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA.  All rights reserved.
> This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
> WM_GSTEXTINDEX not implemented
> Displaying DSC file /home/peter/jos.ps
> Displaying page 1
> Warning: EPS file must not use /setpagedevice
> Loading pstoedit
> Can't load libpstoedit.so
> pstoedit is not available
> See help topic 'PStoEdit'
> So now I am stuck. I am running FC4, Ghostscript 7.07.
> Of course I could create the table in Scribus, but that doen't solve the 
> problem, as I also have some charts which I wish to import in Scribus.
> Does anybody have a clue?
> Thanks in advance.
> Peter
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Just now I found that under OO2 and scribus 1.3.3cvs, the following
method worked flawlessly.

1. Create a table with text inside within Calc
2. Select a range desired and copy paste it into a newly created Draw
3. Export it as an eps file from Draw
4. Start Scribus and create a new page, then import the eps exported
from Draw

I could see that table structrue, text formatting and visual color are all
preserved within Scribus.


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