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The odsfile is LuaLaTeX package and lua library for working with 
opendocument spreadsheet (ods) documents from Open/Libre Office Calc. 
It is possible to select cells from sheets and typeset them as LaTeX tables,
it is also possible to pass these data to LaTeX macros and make some plots,
for example.   

There is also simple interface to add data to existing spreadsheets. This 
functionality requires external zip utility.
This package uses LuaTeX's zip library and scripting to read these files. 
It also requires LuaXML library, which is available to download from
CTAN site.  

Because of lua scripting, it is not possible to use this package with pdfLaTeX 
or XeLaTeX. On the other side, odsfile.lua library can be used from PlainTeX, 
ConTeXt or pure lua scripts.

It may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the
LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), either version 1.3c of this license or
(at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in


and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version
2005/12/01 or later.

Basic usage



\begin{tabular}{l l}


You can also use templates to specify tabular properties automaticaly

Michal Hoftich
Email: michal.h21@gmail.com

If you are interested in the process of development you may observe


Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (114.0k).

odsfile – Read OpenDocument Spreadsheet documents as tables

The distribution includes a package and a lua library that can together read OpenDocument spreadsheet documents as tables. Cells in the tables may be processed by macros, so that (for example) the package may be used for drawing some plots.

The package uses lua’s zip library.

Version0.8 2023-09-07
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
MaintainerMichal Hoftich
Contained inTeX Live as odsfile
MiKTeX as odsfile
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