[OS X TeX] LaTable and Tablas: Windows LaTeX table editors on OS X (Intel only)

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 05:37:25 CEST 2009

On Apr 4, 2009, at 11:19 PM, Ramón Figueroa-Centeno wrote:

> Aloha,
>> How does this compare with TeXTable?
> TeXTable has nice features, but it has a bug the author was never  
> able to resolve. Namely, it is supposed to have a button that when  
> pressed will provide a preview of the table (see the screen shots  
> in the TeXTable page <http://www.twistedtheorysoftware.com/textable/ 
> images/screenshot-01-small.png>), but that does not appear for some  
> users (myself included).

I don't see any button either but in the bottom half I do see the  
code that corresponds to my entries. Is this what you meant?

> The author could not quash this bug, so he open sourced the code in  
> the hopes that someone would fix this, and continue development. (I  
> believe the bug lies in that the author has non-standard frameworks  
> on his machine. If anybody can shed light on this we would greatly  
> improve an already useful tool).

I do like it a lot.
> Now, LaTable and Tablas allow for the drawing of borders of  
> individual cells (like a spreadsheet would) and allow for the  
> merging of cells (adjacent in the same row).
> If the above bug is quashed and the features for borders and  
> merging cells are added (the later is discussed by the author in  
> the TeXTable forum as a major change, that he does not have the  
> time to pursue), then TeXTable will be definitely a better  
> alternative to running Windows software on OS X.

which I can't do.

It would indeed be truly very nice. But, as I said, it is already nice.

Thanks for the explanations.

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