How To Control Where A Paste-In Goes?

asked 2020-06-30 05:33:27 +0200

abrogard gravatar image

I have a text document and I copied some text from a web page and pasted it into the document.

It went right up to the left side of the page. Where the text previously was inside a margin of 2.6cm.

Now I can't see how to shift it over.

I've used the wrong process I guess. What should I have done/can do now?

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It's probably a table. Click inside the new text, press Ctrl+A, to select everything in the table, copy and paste the table into a new document as a backup. Go back to your original document, right-click where you want the text pasted, and select Paste Special | Unformatted Text. Don't forget to quote the site as a reference

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Earnest Al gravatar imageEarnest Al ( 2020-06-30 06:00:51 +0200 )edit

Thanks for that but it didn't help. It seemed to remove the formatting. Yes, it's a table I'd say because the Ctrl-A selected the whole area. It wouldn't have done that elsewise, I think, would it? But your procedure seemed to remove the formatting of the table. I guess that's what you intended. 'paste special, unformatted text' But it gives me columns of figure one under the other where they were side by side before.

I want to relocate the table. I want it shifted over to the right. I want the left side of it to be on the margin in line with all the other text. Not where it is now: at the extreme left of the page.


I've tried the documentation etc...

abrogard gravatar imageabrogard ( 2020-07-01 03:49:15 +0200 )edit

Whoops, I forgot the bit about deleting the original table, sorry. In my first post I had intended to say before pasting the unformatted text back was: click inside the table and from the menu click Table | Delete | Table .

If you want to keep the table right-click inside the table, select Table Properties. In the dialog that opens select the Table tab and click on the radio button that says Automatic and press button OK, with a bit of luck the table will align itself inside the margins. If not you will have manually adjust the widths, Spacing and the alignment. You might need to make other alterations. Cheers, Al

Earnest Al gravatar imageEarnest Al ( 2020-07-01 04:06:09 +0200 )edit