[texhax] Modifying LaTeX tables

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Jun 8 11:29:39 CEST 2009

Am Sun, 7 Jun 2009 12:20:16 -0700 schrieb Sam Albers:
> I have a general methodology question concerning tables in LaTeX and I was
> just wondering what the collective wisdom of the list thought.
> Currently I am making tables using a spreadsheet then saving the file as a
> .csv file, replacing commas with an ampersand and then formatting the table
> to include in a .tex file. The problem I am running into is that if I want
> to modify the table after this process (say add a column) I have to start
> from scratch at the spreadsheet level which can be fairly time consuming. I
> just wondering what other people do to make this more efficient. That is,
> how do people go about making tables and modifying then after some edits
> have been made.

You can also add tex code to the spreadsheet directly. Either in
(hiddens) columns and rows or as formatting instructions. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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