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asked 2012-02-20 22:35:42 +0200avamk
I am running LibreOffice Writer 3.5 on Mac OS X 10.6.8.
The problem I am having is that once I create a table in the document, I don't know how to move it!
I tried selecting the whole table (you know, by moving my mouse cursor to the top left corner of the table so it turns into a diagonal arrow), then cutting it. But nothing happens. Dragging the table after selecting doesn't help either.
This is becoming very frustrating, can any one educate me on how to move tables in a Writer .odt document?
answered 2012-04-06 15:30:46 +0200manj_k
1) My workaround
Add an empty paragraph before the table > select both > Ctrl+X > Ctrl+V.
→ Writer Guide, Published 16 February 2012. Based on LibreOffice 3.4.5.
Chapter 9: Working with Tables
Moving a table (page 24)
To move a table from one part of a document to another part:
1) Click anywhere in the table.
2) From the main menu, choose Table > Select > Table.
3) Press Ctrl+X or click the Cut icon in the Standard toolbar. (This step removes the contents of the cells but leaves the empty cells, which must be removed in step 6.)
4) Move the cursor to the target position and click on it to fix the insertion point.
5) Press Ctrl+V or click the Paste icon in the Standard toolbar. (This pastes the cells and their contents and formatting.)
6) Return to the original table, click somewhere in it and then choose Table > Delete > Table from the main menu.
Status: RESOLVED NOTABUG
("...feel free to submit an enhancement request if you can provide a conclusive concept...")
answered 2012-02-21 12:32:29 +0200Pedro
There are several bugs in the move table code (at least under Windows and apparently on a Mac too). When you select a table (the easiest way to select a whole table is to click on any cell and then use the menu Table, Select, Table) the cursor should change to the Move cursor. It doesn't. You still get the Edit cursor but you can use it to click and drag the table somewhere else. The Table with contents will be moved but a copy of the Table borders will remain in the original position (which doesn't make any sense since you wanted to MOVE the table...) So your only option is to delete the Table borders that were left on the original position.
answered 2013-01-19 03:45:45 +0200Garth
I just ran across this tonight migrating an important file from Word to Writer.
No useful way to do simple table moves and and easily adjust text flows.
In my opinion this is a major Writer deficiency. I really do not give a damn about the niceties of Bugs vs Enhancements.
I am in the process of migrating from MS Office to Libre Office. I have managed to do do that for Excel (Calc is pretty good - took a bit of work, but I am there).
My attempts to move from MS Word to Writer have been frustrating to useless. So I keep using Word. Handling of table and graphic management, is so lame, that it makes Writer almost useless to me. In Word I could grab a Table, position it where I wanted it, and then easily manage the text flow around it. Have not found a way to do that with Writer.
answered 2013-01-19 16:39:18 +0200Pedro
A more elegant way to move a table freely around a page is to create a Frame (Insert, Frame) and then click inside (you may need to click outside in a writable area and then click inside) to Insert a Table.
The Frame is now moveable by changing the Anchor options.
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Asked: 2012-02-20 22:35:42 +0200
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