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How to select the text language of a Writer document containing tables? [closed]

asked 2012-08-29 15:33:44 +0100

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updated 2013-02-19 17:03:32 +0100

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My Writer document contains tables and cells.
Most of the text is contained in table cells.

I want to select all the text including all the cells.
However, CTRL+A selects a single cell as LO help says:

Selects the entire content of the current file, frame, or text object.

Nevertheless is there a way to select all the cells text?

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answered 2012-08-29 16:18:59 +0100

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updated 2012-08-29 16:19:38 +0100

When the selection of all the cells text is for setting a spelling/grammar language:

Tools -> Language -> For all Text > English (U.S.A.)

In my French version:

Outils -> Langue -> Pour tout le texte > Anglais (U.S.A.)

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This doesn't select the text outside the table, and it will erase any different settings regarding the content language. So i think it's better to use the direct way to select the complete table, as i described in the addendum to my answer.

tohuwawohu gravatar imagetohuwawohu ( 2012-08-29 16:50:58 +0100 )edit

Hi @tohuwawohu. In fact I wanted to select all the text just to change the spelling/grammar language. ;-p The way I have described it works (I have successfully applied it). After I saw another trick. Thank you again. Cheers :)

olibre gravatar imageolibre ( 2012-08-29 17:19:39 +0100 )edit

Excellent! I had wondered for a long time how to change the language document-wide without having to change the language of styles and objects individually. Thanks for answering your own question. En tant qu’utilisateur francophone, j’approuve!

CyanCG gravatar imageCyanCG ( 2013-02-19 17:06:37 +0100 )edit

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