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Getting runes into Google Sheets is easy!

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I've figured out an easy way to get Gloranthan runes into a Google spreadsheet. Well, easier than my existing method anyway.

  1. Convert the runes from the official font to vectors in Inkscape
  2. Paste the runes into a LibreOffice spreadsheet
  3. Upload the spreadsheet to Google and open it
  4. Right-click on the sheet and select Copy to..., select the Google Sheet that you want to add the runes to
  5. Open the sheet, and copy and paste the rune from the Runes tab to where you want it

Previously I was downloading the sheet as a local LibreOffice file, adding the runes, re-uploading it, and then fixing the myriad things that broke in the two conversions. This new method avoids all the fixing up, which was a huge pain.

I will do steps 1, 2, and 3 for all the runes, and share the sheet for anyone else to use, then you just need to do steps 4 and 5.

And here it is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vzbvKEPz0Gh4Tv1WLfzvmmHUgtySLzsJXkKDOtlm4MY/edit?usp=sharing

Also as an SVG file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-YNeX71L0A-uGpWL_dj_RWQCtaW9ct1R

If anyone else fancies drawing any more runes, or doing more detailed versions (these ones are ok when small but a bit simple when made large) then let me know and I will incorporate them.

If the runes appear to move around, just reload the web page, it's a Google Sheets rendering bug.

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Google Sheets is a bit glitchy when it comes to image positioning. The arrows on my CharGen sheet occasionally move, as do the runes on the CharSheet. The Runes sheet is particularly prone to this when I copy it into another workbook. If that happens, just reload the web page.

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On 7/27/2018 at 8:37 PM, PhilHibbs said:

I've figured out an easy way to get Gloranthan runes into a Google spreadsheet. Well, easier than my existing method anyway.

Thanks for sharing this.

Now, all we need to do is to wait for Google to allow other Fints into their Sheets and then to allow different fonts in a single cell and we can use Gloranthan runes natively. I worked out how to do this in Excel years ago and it makes character sheets so much better.

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