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Script for OpenOffice/LibreOffice to convert tables to Latex-Code

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UPDATE: The project was moved to github ( The soruceforge page won't get any bugfixes, please use the github repo if you want to try this macro.

A Python extension for OpenOffice/LibreOffice to convert selected cells to LaTeX-Code. Its similar to Calc2Latex, but typographic formatting is more advanced (numeric columns, dcolumn-package, booktab-package)

Script is tested and working with...

... Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit / LibreOffice 3
... Windows 7 64 bit / LibreOffice 3*
... Arch Linux 64 bit / LibreOffice 4.2

*Encoding problems with special characters (non-unicode) on Windows reported.

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  • Convert selected cells to LaTeX-Code
  • Formatted for scientific tables (booktab-package)
  • Bold and Italic formatting converted to LaTeX-Code
  • Cell-alignment (left, centered, right) to LaTeX-Code
  • Numeric cells with $.cell.$ for correct typesetting OR
  • [OPTIONAL] Use of dcolumn-package to align on decimal separator
  • [OPTIONAL] Create tables with fixed width (relative to textwidth)


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