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asked 2016-07-20 20:18:04 +0100

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I am having a problem converting a table to text. The table has 4 columns and many rows. When I convert the table I will get 2 lines for each row. Line 1 is what I would like. Line 2 is like line 1 except the first 2 fields are empty and I get columns 3 and 4 repeated. How do I not get line 2 for each row? I can supply an example of the problem is desired.

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"...I can supply an example of the problem if desired...."
Good idea!
You might also add your version of LibO (and your OS probably).

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2016-07-21 17:01:20 +0100 )edit

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answered 2016-07-21 16:00:11 +0100

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Usually, each field, in the table, is delimited by a paragraph marker. Turn on the control (toolbar), so you can see the markers. Use the paragraph marker, as your delimiter, then go through the text,replacing each paragraph marker with a tab or space.

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answered 2016-07-21 22:43:18 +0100

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I just tried it with a four-column, four-row table. When I selected Tabs as delimiters, I ended up with four lines, each one a paragraph, with each column accurately transposed, separated by tabs. I think that is what you want.

Alternatively, you could add a special character at the end of each row, and then spec it as the row delimiter when you convert.

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