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What's the best way to convert an Excel table for use here?

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Sun Mar 16th, 2008 at 10:09:08 PM EST
do you want to use the data or is it ok as a graphic?

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by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 16th, 2008 at 11:01:25 PM EST
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Excel 2003 can save as a web page ; open the resulting file with notepad, and copy/paste everything within the table tags.

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by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 04:32:56 AM EST
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In Excel:
  1. Select the bit of your spreadsheet you would like to post.
  2. File->Save As...
  3. In the drop down list at the bottom of the dialog labeled Save as type:, select Web page(*.htm; *.html)
  4. Two radio buttons will appear, Entire Workbook and Selection. Choose Selection. Name your file and save.
In Firefox (or other webbrowser):
  1. Open the file you just saved
  2. select the table
  3. If you have TribExt installed, press Ctrl+Shift+C
  4. Else, right-click, and View selection source, expand your selection to include the first <tr...> and last </tr>, be sure not to include the <tbody>,then copy with Ctrl+C
  5. Past into EuroTrib posting textbox
  6. Cleanup time! The output from TribExt may include a x: in the <td...> elements. (fixed in next version...) Remove them.
  7. If you copied from the selection source, you may have to remove some x:num="" from the <td...> elements. Also, add <table style="border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 100%;" border="1px" cellpadding="0" > and </table> tags around your table elements. If you don't want borders, set border="0px" in the <table...> tag.
  8. Preview and post!
And you get something like:

n 1 2
m 2 2
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 04:59:37 AM EST
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I reformatted your table using the HTML <pre> tags for pre-formatted text, which displays in single-width font and respects explicit whitespace...

I suggest saving the Excel table as "comma separated values" with "tabs" as separators and "fixed width" fields (to be padded with spaces). That will produce a text file which will be easiest to copy and paste into the <pre> block.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 05:49:52 AM EST
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I'm afraid I don't have the money/time combination (esp. time.  I'm tied up most weekends) working in sync for any extra trips away from my home base for the next year.  I would come if I could, though!

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by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 06:26:30 AM EST
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(oops!  Attached this to the Excel comment by mistake.)

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by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 06:26:58 AM EST
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