[scribus] Tell me, please How to work with tables

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sat Mar 20 05:22:28 CET 2010

On Sat, 20 Mar 2010 00:11:14 +0100
Lebedev Dmitriy <ledmi at rambler.ru> dijo:

>Tell how to work, please, with tables?
>In particular the opportunity of import of tables from OpenOffice.
>Calc interests

At this point Scribus does not have tables as in OOo. You can import
text and data from OOo, but the table formatting (as a table) will be

Scribus does have a table utility, but it just creates multiple text
frames that are not otherwise connected.

There are workarounds, but bear in mind that Scribus is a layout
program, not a program for writing or doing calculations. 

One workaround is to create text frames of multiple columns and flow
your data through them as a stream of text. 

Another workaround is to create the table in OOo, export to PostScript,
and import the PostScript as a vector graphic into Scribus. 

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