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Writer needs a display option that will show row numbers and column letters

asked 2016-02-25 18:44:38 +0100

paulhubert gravatar image

Other software that offers tables within a word processor have display options that show the row numbers and column letters. This would be MOST helpful in LibreOffice Writer!

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answered 2016-02-25 19:11:05 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


I have not found this enhancement request in our Bugzilla. You can of course create it (how to explain here).

Meanwhile I can suggest you a workaround to obtain a dynamic numbering. To reproduce row/col numbering of NumRowColLetter.odt attached:

  • Select A2:A8
  • Display the style window (sidebar or F11), select the List Styles
  • Double clic Numbering 1▸rows are numbered

Do the same for the column (select B1:D1) and apply Numbering 2: columns are numbered.

Modify Numbering 2 style▸Options tab▸Number list: select A, B, C, ...



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