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Re: [O] org->odt/html table export: adjusting default behaviour?

From: Matt Price
Subject: Re: [O] org->odt/html table export: adjusting default behaviour?
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:13:22 -0400

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Jambunathan K <address@hidden> wrote:
> Matt Price <address@hidden> writes:
>> The attached test file shows  an org file with tables whose columns
>> include substantial amounts of text.  The default export to odt is
>> pretty ugly in this case, and even in html (where things work to some
>> extent) I would rather be able to control to some extent the way that
>> long fields wrap.  is there a recommended way to do set values like
>> table and column width for these two exports? I guess I am
>> particularly concerned with the odt export -- can I e.g. adjust a
>> default value somewhere in the styles.xml file? I doubt the problem
>> will be easily solved but if someone can point me in the right
>> direction I'd really appreciate it.
> If you are creating big tables a better alternative would be to create
> ods/xls spreadsheets from Orgmode tables. So
> 1. Export the table to csv format using M-x org-table-export RET etc etc
> 2. C-x C-f test.csv
> 3. C-u M-x org-lparse-convert RET
> 4. When prompted for output format use TAB for completion to see the
>   available formats. Pick ods or xls. (Hint: For a superior completion
>   experience enable ido mode)
> 5. You will see the ods file opening up automagically under writer. (If
>   you have not used C-u in step 4, only conversion will happen. The
>   resulting file will not be opened)

that's great, thanks J.

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