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paste special transpose function missing in 6.0.4

asked 2018-06-14 19:32:43 +0100

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I have not found the function here described:

I do not find the dialog where to mark "Paste all" and "Transpose" (I remember it was there in earlier version)

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@Marazza - What OS are you using? Depending on whether you're running Win, OSX, or some kind of Linux, there could be some other decent options for "flipping" a table, or transposing COLs to ROWs, if you need to do this a lot. (See this StackOverflow Q&A for example.) But some solutions are OS dependent. What have you got?

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-06-16 21:52:01 +0100 )edit

Dear David I have got OSX El Capitain 10.11.6

Marazza gravatar imageMarazza ( 2018-06-18 14:46:19 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-06-14 20:16:20 +0100

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updated 2018-06-14 20:16:59 +0100

The instructions at your link work perfectly for me (LibO v. For me:

  • select then copy (or cut) your range;
  • right click in the cell you want to paste to;
  • choose Paste Special > Paste Special...
  • then in the pop-up, make sure "Transpose" is checked:


  • Click OK. Done!

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Thank you David your answer is very clear. My fault I pasted a link related to Calc however my question was related to Writer. I remember that it was possible to transpose rows/columns in tables in a text document. The Calc function is perfectly working. To my purpose I have to work on a text table and not on a spreadsheet.

PS: I promise I won't post anymore as a community wiki

Marazza gravatar imageMarazza ( 2018-06-15 14:04:49 +0100 )edit

@Marazza - I don't recall that ever being a feature in Writer, and a quick websearch suggests that is the case. There are at least a couple "work-arounds", though, depending on whether your transposing COL to ROW, or the other way around. What is you want to do?

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-06-15 14:42:24 +0100 )edit

Hi David. I have to transpose columns to rows. I made a trial and copied columns in CALC, transposed them and then I pasted back the row as unformatted text in Writer. Then I converted the row in a table using the command convert>text to table. Not exactly a smooth work-around if you have to do that many times. Do you have any alternative suggestion? However I think this a (minor) missing feature. Thanks again for being there.

Marazza gravatar imageMarazza ( 2018-06-16 20:46:17 +0100 )edit
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