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mimoto

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Import data from excel
« on: December 06, 2015, 03:08:47 pm »
I do pricing in Scribus. How to paste from excel.  :'(
It needs to be done that as changing data in excel also change in Scribus.
Corel was really simple, here I have no idea.

THX for help.

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Re: Import data from excel
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 05:13:35 am »
First, Corel (1) Draw or (2) Word Perfect? It makes a huge difference.  Second, are you talking about mail merge/data merge/print merge, I cannot remember what corel calls it.  Third, why would you want to import into Scribus when a spreadsheet program is more efficient for pricing IMHO?

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Re: Import data from excel
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 07:13:34 am »
Hey mimoto,

One other thing that I thought of... could you be talking about OLE (object linking embedding)?  I have used this function several times within libreoffice.

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Re: Import data from excel
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2015, 07:20:01 am »
Hi.
Pricing is not just a string of numbers. It is in a directory folder. With photos, descriptions. It goes to print. Small tables are Excel or Open c. There change data. Now I have done in Corel. I can not use it any more. I do this in open source.

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Re: Import data from excel
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 09:23:35 am »
I do not think Scribus is the most suitable tool for the task at the moment. Yes, it can be scripted in Scribus, but writing that script would take a lot of effort.

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Re: Import data from excel
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 05:29:15 pm »
Suggestion: Post on lists.scribus.net
and also check out https://github.com/berteh/ScribusGenerator

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Re: Import data from excel
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 08:59:49 pm »
Yes, in corel they are OLE objects.

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