1 May 2011 14:43

Tabular-phobic

Howdy,

Those of us that may be tabular-phobic might take a look at TeXTable,
<http://jgs.guffin.info/textable/>, and see if you like it. Please review it too.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
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1 May 2011 15:49

Re: Tabular-phobic

On May 1, 2011, at 8:43 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
>
> Those of us that may be tabular-phobic might take a look at TeXTable,
<http://jgs.guffin.info/textable/>, and see if you like it. Please review it too.

It's nice to see this tool back, although some of the problems remain.  I see no preview at all. Also, the code
for centering the table is incorrect (it uses \begin{center}...\end{center} instead of \centering).

(OS 10.6.6)

Alan

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1 May 2011 16:03

Re: Tabular-phobic


On May 1, 2011, at 8:49 AM, Alan Munn wrote:

> On May 1, 2011, at 8:43 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>
>> Howdy,
>>
>> Those of us that may be tabular-phobic might take a look at TeXTable,
<http://jgs.guffin.info/textable/>, and see if you like it. Please review it too.
>
> It's nice to see this tool back, although some of the problems remain.  I see no preview at all. Also, the code
for centering the table is incorrect (it uses \begin{center}...\end{center} instead of \centering).
>
> (OS 10.6.6)
>
> Alan

Howdy,

Like I said, I haven't tried it out. Interestingly, there is a Preferences check box to automatically
Preview and a path for /usr/texbin/pdflatex so I don't know what is happening.

Good point about centering too. That always enters annoying extra vertical space.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)



1 May 2011 21:03

RE: Re: "THE" George Gratzer???

Ouch that was a little jab.  Alan, are you offended by my question?

On 5/1/11 2:00 PM, "macosx-tex-request@..."
<macosx-tex-request@...> wrote:

>That's the George, and there are many on this list who also assisted
>in that book if you looked at the front matter.
>
>Alan


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1 May 2011 21:09

Re: Tabular-phobic


On May 1, 2011, at 05:43 , Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
>
> Those of us that may be tabular-phobic might take a look at TeXTable,
<http://jgs.guffin.info/textable/>, and see if you like it. Please review it too.

TexTable/TeXTable.xcftar: Damaged tar archive: Invalid argument
and then a batch of complaints about a broken archive.  Looks like he tried to create a tar file that was in the
directory he was "tar"ing :-}

I have "recognize typed TeX" checked in prefs (the default).  If I change the "begin{center}" usage to
"\centering{}", and select "copy TeX to Clipboard", the pasted TeX does not include the 'centering'
piece.  The same thing happens with "begin/end center".

In the About box, there's a live link labelled "Twisted Theory Software".  Clicking on that takes me to a
spam/phishing/junk site telling me the domain name may be available.  It does have a link for TeXTables,
which takes me to another site offering that domain as possibly available.  I gave up.

I have no idea what's going on with "preview".  I'm sure there's an inner logic to what I see, but it's obscure.
Sometimes, I get just a light blue rectangle; sometimes it's got the caption in it; I have yet to see the
table printed; and sometimes, I just get the TeX source.

There are a few "deprecation" warnings from TeXTables in the system logs (coming from one of the system's
libraries), but nothing that bears on the lack of a preview.  In addition, the "Messages" window never has
anything, even if I ramp up verbosity to "highest".

Justin


1 May 2011 22:26

Re: Tabular-phobic

I downloaded 0.2 to my mac running 10.4 and texshop installation. Initially, everything seems to work smoothly, preview and all. This is a really, really good idea and I hope to see further development. For the most windows centric n00b, I might suggest this tool. But, overall, I just think it needs more features before I would recommend it. Here are some things I'd like to see supported, in order of importance:

multirow/multicol
booktabs

lines (between columns and/or rows)

ability to set up aligned columns (e.g., align rows of numbers around a decimal point)

number formatting (scientific, significant figures, dates, etc.)

paragraph columns (w/ a friendlier interface)

colors
longtable
automated label generation

Thanks,
Yasmin

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On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 5:43 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
Howdy,

Those of us that may be tabular-phobic might take a look at TeXTable, <http://jgs.guffin.info/textable/>, and see if you like it. Please review it too.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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1 May 2011 22:40

Re: "THE" George Gratzer???

Uh no???

Just saying there are lots of good people on this list :)

Alan

On 2/05/2011, at 7:03 AM, Mckale, Kaleb wrote:

> Ouch that was a little jab.  Alan, are you offended by my question?
>
> On 5/1/11 2:00 PM, "macosx-tex-request@..."
> <macosx-tex-request@...> wrote:
>
>> That's the George, and there are many on this list who also assisted
>> in that book if you looked at the front matter.
>>
>> Alan
>


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1 May 2011 23:03

Re: Tabular-phobic

agree with your comments. with some decent mulirow/col support it might start being a time saver. It also
would be nice to have the option to import data from spreadsheets (apologies if it's already there and I
didn't notice).

Il giorno May 1, 2011, alle ore 10:26 PM, Yasmin Lucero ha scritto:

> I downloaded 0.2 to my mac running 10.4 and texshop installation. Initially, everything seems to work
smoothly, preview and all. This is a really, really good idea and I hope to see further development. For the
most windows centric n00b, I might suggest this tool. But, overall, I just think it needs more features
before I would recommend it. Here are some things I'd like to see supported, in order of importance:
>
> multirow/multicol
> booktabs
>
> lines (between columns and/or rows)
>
> ability to set up aligned columns (e.g., align rows of numbers around a decimal point)
>
> number formatting (scientific, significant figures, dates, etc.)
>
> paragraph columns (w/ a friendlier interface)
>
> colors
> longtable
> automated label generation
>
> Thanks,
> Yasmin
>
> ------------------------------------------------
> Yasmin Lucero
> Postdoctoral Fellow
> Northwest Fisheries Science Center
> 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Rm 171W
> Seattle, Washington 98112
>
>
>
> On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 5:43 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs@...> wrote:
> Howdy,
>
> Those of us that may be tabular-phobic might take a look at TeXTable,
<http://jgs.guffin.info/textable/>, and see if you like it. Please review it too.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>
>
>
>
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1 May 2011 23:09

Re: Tabular-phobic


On May 1, 2011, at 14:03 , Andrea Raiconi wrote:

> agree with your comments. with some decent mulirow/col support it might start being a time saver. It also
would be nice to have the option to import data from spreadsheets (apologies if it's already there and I
didn't notice).

Try File -> 'Import CSV'
Presumably, you have to 'export' from a spreadsheet in CSV format first...

HTH

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1 May 2011 23:17

Re: Tabular-phobic


On May 1, 2011, at 4:03 PM, Andrea Raiconi wrote:

> agree with your comments. with some decent mulirow/col support it might start being a time saver. It also
would be nice to have the option to import data from spreadsheets (apologies if it's already there and I
didn't notice).
>

Howdy,

There was something about importing comma/tab delimited data. But since I don't even get a preview I'm not
sure what is going on.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
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