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How can I select non-consecutive rows in Calc?

asked 2019-04-24 10:27:19 +0100

kingwillard gravatar image

updated 2019-04-24 10:28:08 +0100

I need to move non-consecutive rows in Calc. How do select a group of these rows and then move them, delete them, copy them,...?

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What do you mean by "non-consecutive rows"? Rows are always consecutive - one row follows the other. Do you mean "ranges containig rows without any entry (blank rows)"?

If yes - consider a filter and unselect "(empty)"

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-04-24 12:18:47 +0100 )edit

I meant rows that are not next to the other rows I want to move. I have a file that has all of my current contacts, newer contacts that need to be organized, and all of the contacts that Gmail recorded for me from the time I got my Gmail account (way back around 2000) until earlier this year. So I've got a a huge collection of contacts, complete with many duplicates, that I started to organize. If I can select multiple non-sequential rows and delete, move. or copy them, it would save me a hell of a lot of time. I tried to do it in OpenOffice but was that it wasn't possible and I deleted OpenOffice as it had become increasingly unstable anyway. Thanks for your help.

kingwillard gravatar imagekingwillard ( 2019-07-13 01:14:37 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-04-24 13:13:37 +0100

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You can select a collection of non adjacent rows with Ctrl+click:

  • select the first row through usual means, e.g. clicking on its rank in the left "margin"/column
  • press Cntrl and add something to the selection (dragging with mouse or agin clickink on row rank)
  • repeat at wil

But, I don't know if you can move the selection. You can anyway apply common "processing" to the collection (delete values, change visual attributes, set common formula, etc.).

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I think I tried that but I'll check again. Might there be a third-party software program that will do it?

kingwillard gravatar imagekingwillard ( 2019-07-13 01:16:47 +0100 )edit
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