[scribus] Importing ODT text into a Scribus Table - SOLVED

Julian Robbins julian.robbins at q-par.com
Thu Jan 7 15:36:57 CET 2010

a.l.e wrote:
> hi julian,
>> And before you mention the wiki article about Complex Tables and
>> Scribus, the problem with that approach is that importing the text via
>> an OpenOffice Draw derived eps file leaves the text as an image, not as
>> editable real text, so we wouldn't be able to ever edit our text in the
>> Scribus file :-(
> afaik, you can't import a table and keep it editable in scribus.
> period. for now.
> it's not a good news, but that's life...
Actually, I found an answer that works ! In Scribus there in a Import as
csv script. So in OOo you select your table in Writer, then paste into
Calc then Save As a CSV file, then import  & volia ! No, I'd never seen
it either. Works really well allowing you to say what widths of columns
you want. It is on the Wiki

The script is even in the default version that Malex offers for
Ubuntu/Debian along with quite a few other useful scripts. Well worth a
look if you havent before ...
>> Hope this makes sense. BTW, the new table editing/layout features have
>> been on the roadmap since 2006, any idea when we might see them? Better
>> table facilities are definitely needed as they are quite a basic feature
>> of a DTP tool .... it really lets the side down from a quite wonderful
>> application.
> afaik2, it waits for the new file (.sla) formatting being finished...
> let's cross our fingers...
I hope so, tables really are hopelessly awkward and the main reason why
people here grit their teeth when using it.

> ciao
> a.l.e
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