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Feature ability to move tables

asked 2016-05-02 11:55:39 +0200

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On feature that is really annoying that it doesn't exist is the ability to move tables around. I know you can go into table properties and move it there but that is very tedious and time-consuming. This is one of the features that I think is quite important. I know you could put it in a frame, but then that makes it incompatible with Microsoft Word.

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answered 2016-05-02 22:29:32 +0200

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As a workaround, you can select the table "as text" by picking at least one line before and one after the table: now you'll be able to move the whole selection as a paragraph with Ctrl-Alt-Up/Down arrows, or just cut and paste at will.

Another way is to put the table inside a frame.

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I said that I could put it in a frame but then it won't be compatible with Microsoft Word. This is because they have Word on the computers at my college.

About selecting as text and moving up and down is lines, you cannot freely move the table.

declan.marks gravatar imagedeclan.marks ( 2016-05-02 22:54:58 +0200 )edit

i use frames all the time for this purpose. i would suggest placing a table in a text box for this purpose but can't find any documentation on text boxes. note also that text boxes can be rotated which might be of interest to folks who wish to rotate things 180 degrees or other than the provided 90 & 270.

keng gravatar imagekeng ( 2016-05-03 16:17:03 +0200 )edit

i use frames all the time for this purpose. i would suggest placing a table in a text box for this purpose but can't find any documentation on text boxes. note also that text boxes can be rotated which might be of interest to folks who wish to rotate things 180 degrees or other than the provided 90 & 270.

keng gravatar imagekeng ( 2016-05-03 16:17:23 +0200 )edit

frames don't work in Microsoft Word. They just appear as a big red X and the contents not visible.

declan.marks gravatar imagedeclan.marks ( 2016-06-11 22:33:58 +0200 )edit

If you have too many frames in a single document, it slows the software to a crawl. The frame method really doesn't work.

timbojimbo gravatar imagetimbojimbo ( 2016-11-16 02:25:18 +0200 )edit

Also, the Ctrl+alt+up/down arrows doesn't work either, at least not in Ubuntu Linux as it is the controls to switch workspaces.

timbojimbo gravatar imagetimbojimbo ( 2016-11-16 02:27:12 +0200 )edit
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