I have a table in Microsoft Office which is huge and too complicated to do it again in Latex. Can I convert it to an image and then insert it in TexMaker but it is recognizable? I tried this by taking a print-screen, but the image becomes blurry. Is there another method for getting a complex table from Word to Latex?

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    Can't you export the table to pdf and include the pdf instead? Welcome to TeX.SX, by the way! ;-)
    – user31729
    Apr 29, 2015 at 13:54
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    Depending on the size, either as an graphics file \includegraphics{youfilename} or as \includepdf, using the pdfpages package.
    – user31729
    Apr 29, 2015 at 13:56
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    @user1930901 Install Libreoffice and the Writer2Latex addin. Open the Word file in Libreoffice. Then trim out everything except the table. Now do the export to a LaTeX file. You will still have to do some fine tuning but all the content, etc should be there. Apr 29, 2015 at 14:28
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    @user1930901 It is always best from scratch and will improve your LaTeX skills
    – yannisl
    Apr 29, 2015 at 15:32
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    Can the table be exported as a .csv? What do you mean by too complicated? Just that you'd rather not do it again, or that you don't know LaTeX well enough to do it in LaTeX? (OT: And why on earth would you compose a "complex" table in a program that isn't meant for complex tables in the first place?)
    – jon
    Apr 29, 2015 at 16:17

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The site http://www.tablesgenerator.com/ will generate code from a table copied and pasted from Word or Excel or a .csv. It isn't perfect, but it does a good, quick job of generating TeX code for a given table.

  • But it doesn't show how to do tables in LaTeX ;-)
    – user31729
    Apr 30, 2015 at 19:15
  • Currently this site (which I have used previously) dumps all the table data into a single column when pasted from Excel. I don't know why its behavior would change, but it's worthless as is. Feb 10, 2019 at 4:07

Your could try to copy the table to Excel and use the Excel2LaTeX Plug-In to convert it to LaTeX. You will still have to put some effort into adjusting the layout. However, this will save you from having to transfer all table entries manually.

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