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Writer: how to insert copied table rows [closed]

asked 2014-07-15 15:51:07 +0100

michel. gravatar image

updated 2015-09-01 15:32:44 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image


I created a table in Writer. Now I want to move some rows to a different location. So I select the entire set of rows. But there does not seem to be a way to insert (instead of overwrite) when pasting these rows in the (same) table. I can find answers for Calc that indicate to use Ctrl+Alt but not for writer! Anyone know?

(Using Writer 4.2.4 on Mac OS Mavericks)

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answered 2014-07-15 18:04:30 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

I made a test on XP but think it should work also on a Mac.

Click into the row where you want to have the moved rows below.
Insert a sufficient number of rows.
Move the rows you want to move.

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answered 2014-07-16 03:34:53 +0100

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updated 2014-07-16 16:27:49 +0100

The answer by @ROSt52 (and as implied in the question) will generally offer a workaround, but MacOS has long had issues with its treatment of the Alt / Option key and LO has compounded this. First, the symbol used throughout LO to indicate the Alt / Option key is wrong (fdo#39477): ^ is used to indicate Option rather than Control (which is the usual meaning associated with this symbol). This can be confusing for MacOS users and can give the impression that keyboard shortcuts do not work (fdo#43680). Help file information may not be accurate in this respect.

It is also worth noting the CTRL+ALT+click-n-drag action for spreadsheets appears to be broken (fdo#58440). A similar problem may exist for tables in Writer document (although there does not appear to be an open bug report relating to this).

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@oweng - Thanks for adding the Mac specific comments.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2014-07-16 09:47:00 +0100 )edit

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