Complex tables in Scribus
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Scribus provides the ability to create tables. Unfortunately, scribus tables are nothing more than combined text frames, and it is a bit hard to work with them. If you need to have more complex tables, here is a reliable workaround:
- Create your table in either OpenOffice.org Writer or Calc.
- Copy the table items you need in scribus (this means: not the whole spreadheet in Calc) to the clipboard, create a new OpenOffice.org Draw document, and use Edit > Paste Special > GDI Metafile to insert the table as a vector file into Draw.
- Use File > Export to export the graphic as an EPS file. Make sure that Selection is checked in the export dialog, because otherwise the whole page will be exported.
- Now import the EPS file as a vector drawing in Scribus via File > Import > Import Vector File.