[scribus] Scribus Generator: turn your data in beautiful documents
ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Mon Mar 27 17:07:26 UTC 2017
On 27/03/17 18:57, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 03/27/2017 10:16 AM, ale rimoldi wrote:
>>> I have used CSV files with Scribus in the past, and never bothered with
>>> LibreOffice or any spreadsheet program, since the whole point of CSV to
>>> me is that they're just comma separated values. I just used a text
>>> editor with lines of text separated by commas, and never had issues.
>> yes, for your own entries typing CSV by hand might be a comfortable
>> the format is pretty simple.
>> but if you want to read "random" content generated by your users (like
>> journalists writing articles) you'd better use a tool that generates
>> valid CSV and read it with a CSV library.
>> you never know where a "," a """, or even a "\" might be hiding...
> If you open it in a text editor, I'm not sure where you think they might
> hide --
if you have a comma in your text, you have to put the matching field
you can quote every field or only the fields that need it. it's up to you.
if you have a " in your text, you have to escape it. but only if it's
beware of " that are at the beginning of your string...
if you have a \ inside of a " you also have to escape it: probably four
it's not that hard, but if your getting the content from a content
management system, you will prefer not to bother about those details and
use one of the many libraries for reading and writing CSV files.
if you're typing yourself a few fields (mostly names and numbers), you
can do it with a text editor. no worries.
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