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

Victor Papp victor at vpapp.com
Thu Jan 7 17:04:08 CET 2010

In my experience I never seen a more effective way to work with tables 
than in OO.
Thus, the only effective way I see is to print the table to postscript 
file from OO and import the postscript to Scribus.

I know, that if i need changes i have to return to OO, but I see no 
better way for now.
If Scribus had a table editor similar to OO it would be great!


Julian Robbins wrote:
> 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
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Create_tables_out_of_csv_data
> 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.
> Julian
>> ciao
>> a.l.e
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