1. LaTable and Tablas
On Windoz, you can use LaTable
LaTable at CTAN
LaTable may have some small quirks under Win7. Both programs produce LaTex code to copy and paste into a LaTex manuscript, or saved as separate files, which you can
input in your manuscript.
2. CSVed and uniCSVed
Sam Francke has written two very potent programs for manipulating CSV-files. You can easily adopted those to a LaTex workflow. Have a look at the home page of CSVed and uniCSVed
CSVed is the most feature rich of the two programs. You can manipulate CSV-files in more of less every thinkable ways. CSVed is especially capable for editing CSV-files with lot of records, which you can
inputas table body in a
tabular environment. The author is also looking into the possibility to add options to save to LaTex format (also an option to automatically escape LaTex special characters). Limitation: You cannot save in a UTF8 format (uniCSVedit can). Until the export filter is ready, you have to
input the file between suitable table environments in your manuscript, after you have added
\\. On the other hand, you can use Nicola Talbot's datatool-package to merge the resulting CSV-file into a LaTex table.
uniCSVed has less features than CSVed, but you can save your file in Unicode (also without BOM). Links to uniCSVed are:
uniCSVed with installer
uniCSVed can save the CSV-files in a format usable for LaTex (i.e. with
- Open a file to convert (has to be UTF8 with or without BOM), or create a new file
- Go to TAB Modify 2 and add the suffix
\\ to the last column
- Go to first TAB and change separator at Other
- Open menu File - Encode in and select UTF-8 wo BOM
- Save your file and is ready for LaTeX
Also, the free cross-platform LaTeX editor
TeXmaker has a very capable Table Wizard. But as most Wizards, this is a one-shot. When you have closed the Wizard, you are left with the usual LaTeX-code in the manuscript. It cannot be reloaded in the Wizard for further editing.