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autoinput tab action in calc [closed]

asked 2012-03-27 17:47:56 +0100

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In Openoffice if I started typing in a cell and the autoinput highlighted an option, if I hit 'tab' it would show the next option in that column.

In Libreoffice if I start typing in a cell and the autoinput highlighted an option, if I hit 'tab' (or Shift+tab) it will select the adjacent cell.

How can I tab to more options.

I've found the Control+D drop down list, but I have large sheets and would like to find with the quicker tab option. In Libreoffice Help "AutoInput" this seems to say tabbing would work:

" - To view more completions, press Tab to scroll forward, or Shift+Tab to scroll backward."

I looked at tools>customize>keyboard and tab is not listed as definable key.

I'm using version: LibreOffice 3.4.5 OOO340m1 (Build:502) on a XP machine.

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answered 2012-08-16 16:38:27 +0100

Chad Cloman gravatar image

Use Control+Tab and Control+Shift+Tab instead of Tab and Shift+Tab. The help text was not updated to reflect this change.

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Confirmed on LO + Ubuntu 12.04.2. Ctrl+Tab shows the next option in the autoinput list.

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-13 13:16:47 +0100 )edit

The help text now confusingly mentions the CommandCtrl key -- is that something that exists on modern Mac keyboards? Do they mean Command or Ctrl key?

Bug filed as fdo#62292 - WIKIHELP: Multiple references to non-existent key CommandCtrl

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-13 13:22:22 +0100 )edit

This does NOT work on LO under Mac OS 10.8.4. Control+Tab and Control+Shift+Tab do absolutely nothing.

David H. Silber gravatar imageDavid H. Silber ( 2013-09-08 20:08:17 +0100 )edit

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