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How to paste multiple lines in a Writer table as multiple rows?

asked 2016-06-10 10:43:03 +0100

Antonello Lobianco gravatar image

Let's say I have 10 lines of simple text in an external application (e.g. a simple text editor) and I want to paste them in a table in Writer, with each line a row (it's ok in just the first column). How to do it? If I simply paste them, Writer will repeat the 10 lines in each row!

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answered 2016-06-10 17:05:32 +0100

paul1149 gravatar image

This is not ideal, but it should work.

If you don't have the table yet, simply paste the text into the document. The Select the text, go to the Table menu and select Convert... text to table. Select "Paragraph" as a delimiter, spec enough rows to handle your text, click OK. You should have a one-column table with each line in its own row. Now you can add columns to the table if needed.

If your table already exists, you can do the above, the Copy the column and paste it into the desired table. LO should recognize the row designations. Delete the utility table.

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This worked for me, at least. I would, e.g., copy a matrix of cells from Calc into a text editor, then copy that raw text into Writer and proceed to follow paul1149's steps from there.

Ludd1te gravatar imageLudd1te ( 2017-01-26 23:29:58 +0100 )edit

Also worked for me. Thanks.

DoaJC_Blogger gravatar imageDoaJC_Blogger ( 2017-11-16 01:40:06 +0100 )edit
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