Export Text For csv/excel Format?

I have a table of contents I’ve put on a layout page. Is there a way to highlight the text/table and export for use in an excel document (maybe csv, or xlsx etc)

Hello - those are presumably all independent texts, and only happen to be arranged in that grid of lines, correct? I suppose it would be possible to anlayze the grid lines, the implied cells, and text locations, probably, and come up with a sensible arrangement in a csv file. Seems a bit backwards but possible. But there is not a built in tool that can extract that table arrengement, no.


yeh I didn’t think there was a way to extract the the text for inserting into an excel sheet. This is one of the biggest downfalls of Rhino, almost no ability to create BOM tables, its a painful workflow and has been for years. I do often export a pdf from excel and import it to Rhino, but its all so manual and feels like I’ve been doing the same for 10 years when it comes to table and BOM generating, I don’t even see anything like this on the radar for for V8 which is really disappointing

I’ve never tried this, but perhaps its worth exploring:

or this:

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Hi @AlW , thanks for chipping in, never heard of it myself, I may explore a little :+1:t4:

@milezee - hard to imagine this will be very robust in real life but maybe worth a shot - the ‘table’ at the moment, needs to be composed of a grid of intersecting lines (not polylines or rectangles etc)

TableFinder.py (3.6 KB)

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