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Table in table - Select a row that contains the table [closed]

asked 2016-07-04 09:43:46 +0200

Dor gravatar image

I have a table inside another table.

  • The external table has 1 column with multiple rows
  • The internal table has multiple columns with 1 row

The cursor is located in the row of the external table. That specific row contains the internal table.
Then I go to Table -> Select -> Rows, but it doesn't select the current row (of the external table) - it selects the internal table..
How do I select the row of the external table?

I wish to do that in order to remove the left border from the row of the external table.

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answered 2016-07-04 21:23:48 +0200

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I managed to do that in the following method:

  1. Placed the cursor below the external table, and in the same row which I want to modify its border.
  2. Clicked SHIFT on the keyboard and Arrow Down
  3. Now two rows are selected - the first is of my interest.
  4. While the SHIFT key is still pressed, click the Arrow Up key.
  5. Now the relevant row is selected.

Now, simply click on the Table properties icon to modify the row's border style.

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answered 2016-07-04 12:50:02 +0200

Craig22 gravatar image


to select a column or the whole table, move the mouse slowly from the external table towards the side edge. Then the cursor changes to a thick black arrow. Left click to select the column; to select the whole table hold the left mouse button and move it from left column to the last column.

Similiar you can select a single row or more, by move the mouse slowly towards left side edge and so on...

Now you can change the properties of the external table.


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I didn't see a thick black arrow, but I did see a white double-sided-arrow with black border. Anyway I managed to do that with another method (will write an answer)

Dor gravatar imageDor ( 2016-07-04 21:20:50 +0200 )edit

With double-sided-arrow You can move the table-lines, but I mean the arrow Iike this: ⬇ If the mouse is nearly over the top line of the table. It is quiet difficult to get the right position.

Craig22 gravatar imageCraig22 ( 2016-07-04 23:11:28 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-07-05 17:03:42 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Another simple way is to insert an empty paragraph before or after the internal table.

For this type Alt+Enter at the beginning of the of text in first cell (or after the last). You can then select the row of the outer table and then delete the unnecessary paragraph.


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