#139 WYSIWYG edit dialog for table manipulation

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2012-10-17
2011-01-09
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Expectually when manipulation large tables (e.g. longtable environment) an advanced graphical user interface for manipulation cell data in tables would be very usefull. The following features should be supported:
+ read in existing latex tables
+ provide cell content manipulation functions
+ sort columns
+ copy & paste cells
+ take advantage of rowspan und rolspan feature
+ save tables to latex
+ usage of tabular, tabularx and longtable environments
+ format cells and tables
+ find & replace on selected parts
+ show table names in structure view

These features are compareable to an Excel light like interface which read from and writes to a latex code base.

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  • Anonymous
    2011-06-04

    Alternatively, could an "autoformat" tool be implemented for tables? In combination with the possibility to make block selections, it would allow a lot of table operations to be carried out simply, and offer an almost WYSIWYG view of the table. There is an example for Auctex here:
    http://babbagefiles.blogspot.com/2011/01/latex-table-manipulation-using.html

    The third-party software mentioned by denisbitouze works, but it forces one to keep an spreadsheet copy of each and all the tables in a document, in order to modify them if needed.

     
  • Tim Hoffmann
    Tim Hoffmann
    2012-07-29

    Note: Meanwile we have an autoformat tool for tables