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where did "Insert columns" go?

asked 2018-09-30 20:53:05 +0200

dexl gravatar image

updated 2020-07-21 23:30:45 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

This is majorly annoying... I have updated to the latest, LibreOffice and the layout has changed - I cannot find a way to insert a column! Did LibreOffice remove this option altogether? I have a text that I need to subdivide into 2 columns, how can I do it? Please advise.

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Have you tried right clicking on the column or row header ?

LesBooth20 gravatar imageLesBooth20 ( 2020-08-19 17:14:45 +0200 )edit

Have you checked that you don't have a row or column filter applied? This will prevent you from accessing the Add Column feature.

dejayajay gravatar imagedejayajay ( 2020-11-24 22:56:47 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-09-30 21:26:51 +0200

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updated 2018-09-30 21:33:27 +0200

Insert a section for the 2 column text (select Insert>Section). Give the section a name you will recognise.

Format your new 2 column section (select Format>sections>Options>Columns)

Or are you thinking of inserting a column into a table (select Table>Insert>Columns Left/Right)?

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answered 2018-09-30 22:04:33 +0200

dexl gravatar image

THANK YOU! I meant if I had a paragraph of text that I wanted to subdivide into 2 columns on a page. Insert > Section works, but it's counter intuitive. I wonder why LO decided to make this change. Anyway, my problem is solved. :)

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Thanks. The procedures give different results. Formatting a section gives "newspaper columns", i.e. inserted text will automatically snake to fill one column and move on to the next. A table provides "parallel columns" as required, for example, when putting a text in one language alongside a paragraph by paragraph translation. But tables seem problematic when used to provide columns for a very long document.

Platterbaff gravatar imagePlatterbaff ( 2018-09-30 22:22:19 +0200 )edit

The decision was reverted for 6.1.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-10-01 10:35:03 +0200 )edit
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