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Insert row *after* the current row? [closed]

asked 2013-09-30 23:01:02 +0200

mlk gravatar image

updated 2013-10-02 18:41:56 +0200

I know it's possible to insert a blank row before the current row using Insert → Rows. Is there a way to insert a blank row after the current row, so that all the subsequent rows are moved down 1 (but the current row remains in place)?


Use case: I have a SUM total at the bottom of my table and if I go to insert a new data row just before the total line, the range to the SUM function is not updated, whereas if I insert a new data row anywhere else the range is updated as I expect it to be.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-11-10 10:34:34.455236

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I am trying to think of a UI where inserting after the current selection, be it a line of text in a word processor or a row in a spreadsheet, is usual. Can't think of any. Is there a particular reason why you require this behaviour? It would seem UI-inconsistent.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-10-02 01:48:28 +0200 )edit

@oweng I added a use case to explain why I think this would be useful

mlk gravatar imagemlk ( 2013-10-02 18:43:22 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-10-03 03:36:51 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

If I understand right there is an option in:
Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice calc/General - Expand references when new columns/rows are inserted.

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I still wish there was a keyboard shortcut for insert after, but this solves the key issue I was facing. Thanks.

mlk gravatar imagemlk ( 2013-10-03 04:41:20 +0200 )edit

Excellent, I didn't know about this settings. Thanks.

L-user gravatar imageL-user ( 2013-10-03 07:18:14 +0200 )edit

New to me also. Thanks.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-10-04 09:56:34 +0200 )edit
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answered 2013-10-01 18:27:02 +0200

L-user gravatar image

I don't think this is possible. Why don't you select one row bellow and do the Insert | Rows.

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@L-user I added a use case to explain why I think this would be useful

mlk gravatar imagemlk ( 2013-10-02 18:42:56 +0200 )edit
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If some feature insert "after" row is implemented then there is no guarantee that your formula in cell B4 is going to accept new row. Your formula uses data range B1:B3 and inserting a new row in row four does not have any effect on range B1:B3. The only way of solving this problem - some workaround - is to leave cell B4 empty and then add formula in B5=SUM(B1:B4). If adding a new row, it is included into selection range of formula. Not the best solution...

L-user gravatar imageL-user ( 2013-10-02 19:27:41 +0200 )edit

@L-user, gah! I did not read your comment before I posted my answer (because of the ridiculous new (more) feature on comments). I pose a couple of workarounds in my answer below, but you are right in your assessment, so I will edit my answer.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-10-03 02:12:27 +0200 )edit

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