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LO 6.3 Calc: Move multiple rows by cutting & insert cutted cells.

asked 2020-01-06 12:26:02 +0100

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updated 2020-08-07 21:57:21 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

LO: 6.3

Suppose you have in Calc a sheet:

  • with row 1 to 20 filled with data; for ease of clarity fill column A with 1 to 20 as you go with the rows.
  • and desire to move rows 4 to 6 below lines 15.

Traditionnaly, in MS-Excel:

  1. you select rows 4-6, then CTRL-X to cut them,
  2. then on line 16 do a right-click and select the menu "insert cut cells".
  3. DONE

In Calc I can:

  1. I can CTRL-X the rows 4-6
  2. on line 16 make a special paste with CtRL+MAJ+V
  3. In the paste special menu, select the option "Shift Cells" choose option "down" and be sure that ALL other options are correct as it is a paste special.
  4. then delete the empty rows 4-6


In Calc, this is way more cubbersome, no better way? Feature request for LO6.4 or later?

OF course same applies to columns

P.S. In Tools>Personnalize>Menus I haven't found any command such as "insert cut cells"

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I would strongly support this function. Although Calc is already better than Excel in quite some respects, 'insert cut sells' is what I keep on missing in Calc

henkjan_nl gravatar imagehenkjan_nl ( 2020-05-10 14:06:42 +0100 )edit

I also miss this (and pretty much only this) from Excel

andyroo gravatar imageandyroo ( 2020-05-26 20:23:27 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-11-24 23:56:37 +0100

LeroyG gravatar image

updated 2020-11-24 23:57:05 +0100

You can drag the rows and drop them while holding Alt.

And allow me to reorder your algorithm to make it a bit efficient:

  1. Ctrl+X: to cut the rows 4-6
  2. Ctrl+-: to delete the empty rows 4-6
  3. Insert (or Ctrl+Shift+V): on line 16 to open the special paste dialog
  4. Alt+W (be sure that ALL other options are correct as it is a paste special) and Enter: to select the Down option for "Shift Cells" and paste.

Tested with LibreOffice (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.

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