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Change paste direction Calc?

asked 2019-09-08 06:31:56 +0200

appreciatethehelp gravatar image

updated 2019-09-08 10:31:51 +0200

Say I've copied some characters from four, horizontally adjacent cells i.e. 1, 2, 3 & 4. If I copy them like this: 1 2 3 4 How do/can I paste them like this, (other than pasting each character individually into the correct position)? 1 2 3 4


EDIT: now that I know that Transpose via Paste Special will allow the orientation to be changed between top-to-bottom/left-to-right, can anyone weigh in on how the direction of the characters can be changed e.g. horizontal left-to-right characters 1, 2, & 3, each in it's own cell, copy-pasted as 3, 2, 1...?

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Into what are you wanting to paste them? I gather you want them pasted one under the other, although the formatting of your question doesn't correctly show this.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-09-08 07:22:15 +0200 )edit

@ robleyd Into sundry other cells in the same Calc document; your answer did the question justice.

appreciatethehelp gravatar imageappreciatethehelp ( 2019-09-08 10:27:33 +0200 )edit

For changing the order, I suspect the simple solution is Sort; once pasted, the cells are highlighted and it is a simple matter of one click on the relevant Sort icon.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-09-08 10:49:03 +0200 )edit

That would be my go-to as well, just wondered if there was an option inherent in the paste section. Would make a handy addition, no doubt.

appreciatethehelp gravatar imageappreciatethehelp ( 2019-09-08 12:18:54 +0200 )edit

Did you see an option there? I don't.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-09-08 14:52:53 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-09-08 07:31:28 +0200

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updated 2019-09-08 07:31:55 +0200

If you want to paste in a Calc sheet, use Ctrl+Shift+V and select Transpose. I found that with a few moments of fiddling with Paste Special.

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Using Transpose through Paste Special does indeed work, however transpose only toggles paste direction between left-to-right and top-to-bottom, which makes me wonder: is it possible to paste in reverse order e.g. copy paste 123 as 321? I can't seem to achieve that using Transpose alone... Will leave question open, in order to discourse on this.

appreciatethehelp gravatar imageappreciatethehelp ( 2019-09-08 10:25:10 +0200 )edit
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