cjones6108 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:42 pm
Bottom line, if we think this is really a valuable feature needed in FC, I'd be open to suggestions; otherwise, I've spent more time on it than is warranted.
I know it's not perfect and not exactly the same thing but you already can print spreadsheets from FreeCAD, but via a "spreasheet view" into a TechDraw drawing, which can be based on a plain page template.
Here is an example file made in today's Daily PPa,
the fcstd file
the PDF exported from the Drawing
As you can see, it does not handle "merged cells" properly.
Perhaps improving this is TechDraw might be a better use of your time? But that is a genuine question.
Also LibreOffice is a large application so interacting with it would be good but incorporating/distributing with it with FreeCAD would not. You also have to be careful to watch for any possible licence compatibility issues.
I also wonder if supporting at least some of the LibreCalc file format so we don't have to use CSV as an interchange format, but I have no idea how complex that might be.
OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (KDE/plasma)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.today's daily PPA
Build type: Release
Python version: 3.6.9
Qt version: 5.9.5
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/Australia (en_AU)