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XF 1.5 How to copy and paste Excel Spreadsheets?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by T Money, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. T Money

    T Money Active Member

    Hi all,
    I am trying to create a thread using tables from Excel. When I copy the tables and try to pate on to XF, it does not transfer any table formatting, rather just disorganized text gets pasted. And I also noticed I cannot attach excel files.

    Any advise?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You will need table bb code in order to create tables.
    Even then you won't just be able to copy and paste.

    You can allow the attachment type in the options in the ACP.
     
  3. T Money

    T Money Active Member

    Thanks Brogan,

    I frequently use excel files and want to show it on the thread. Not as a picture (jpeg/png) but as text. Does not necessarily have to be in tables, but do want to show in correct alignment as columns and rows.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to go about this?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can try using the code tags.

    I'm not sure if doing so will faithfully retain the layout.
     
  5. James

    James Well-Known Member

    If you frequently use spreadsheets might it not be worthwhile integrating with Google docs and embedding that way?
     
  6. T Money

    T Money Active Member

    Would you be so kind and explain how to do this?
     
  7. T Money

    T Money Active Member

  8. T Money

    T Money Active Member

  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Infopro and maszd like this.
  10. T Money

    T Money Active Member

    Looks a little complicated... like it involves more than just simple copy/paste from excel?
    So does this mean all XF forums out there don't allow regular members to copy/paste tables on posts?
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Correct.
    It requires bb code or some other custom solution.
     
  12. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    You can start a suggestion thread to get the function implemented. Ifcenough people like it then it will be considered.
     
  13. James

    James Well-Known Member

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/google-docs/

    That shows you how to embed a spreadsheet. You will need to create a bbcode so it may be worth creating a [gdocs] which basically uses the embed code but requires the ID part of the URL (i.e. the bit after the /document/d).
     
  14. racersimage

    racersimage Active Member

  15. T Money

    T Money Active Member

    That is unfortunate, I can really a easy and simple add-on. I've tried bbcode add-on but it's not perfect.
     
  16. Wesker

    Wesker Active Member

    I also need a mod like this. Willing to pay premium.
     
  17. Bryan Gilchrist

    Bryan Gilchrist Active Member

    Just use an HTML bbcode and export it as HTML from Excel.
     
  18. Wesker

    Wesker Active Member

    HTML BB Code mod for this?
     
  19. Wesker

    Wesker Active Member

    So you're saying

    Excel save as html file
    Then copy html file into xF posts via a html bb code mod?
     
  20. Bryan Gilchrist

    Bryan Gilchrist Active Member

    That should do the trick.
     

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