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paste calc table to writer table without juggle [closed]

asked 2015-10-10 09:06:38 +0100

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updated 2020-08-11 14:22:40 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am using Calc and Writer simultaneously and need to copy a parts of some tables to prepared tables in Writer.

Right now I am paste table to Writer as Formatted text (RTF), then copy pasted table in Writer and then paste that in prepared/formatted table. This is OK I f one has one or two tables in document, but, usually, I have 10 or 20 tables and this way is slow.

Is there some workaround?

I am using Win7 ENG, LibreOffice ENG

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@Giagor : You are sure you need the prepared text-tables? Otherwise I would suggest you insert your selection from a Calc table as an OLE object.

Another aspect: First having inserted all the selections from Calc in OLE mode, you later can rework them into text tables one by one going through your Writer document.

A tool for direct conversion of Calc sheet-tables into Writer text-tables doesn't seem to exist.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2015-10-10 11:15:54 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-10-10 12:11:40 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


The real solution will be available with table styles. Their implementation is still in progress, in particular see this and that.

In the meantime a way to proceed would be to create an AutoFormat for your presentation needs:

  1. Create an empty table presented as you wish, select it
  2. Table AutoFormat Add

Then you can paste from Calc (RTF as you already do), then simply apply the AutoFormat.


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Thank you.

One remark - table AutoFormat just sets font, text alignment and border formatting, but column width and width of table stay unchanged.

Obviously, we must wait for table styles.


Giagor gravatar imageGiagor ( 2015-10-12 09:04:05 +0100 )edit

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