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Copy down cell data shortcut in Calc

asked 2017-02-18 13:38:17 +0200

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When having a cell selected, in Excel if you do double click in the bottom right little black square, it copies the content of the cell to the cells below, until there is a cell with data. I'm just trying to figure out how to do it in Calc. how is it? Because when I do it, it overwrite the whole column.

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Em... sorry, did I missed an advertisement where TDF promised that LO will be a clone of MSO (at least UI-wize)?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-02-18 13:48:17 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-02-18 14:15:56 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

updated 2017-02-18 14:16:30 +0200


The function you describe is the one expected with LibreOffice (and it suits me personally). AFAIK there is no shortcut (keyboard or mouse) for this in LibreOffice.

I can however indicate 2 workarounds:

  • The Pivot tables make it possible to avoid filling the categories,
  • A formula and Copy & Paste special make it possible to get the result.

A short video (in French, but the images are enough to understand the principle) shows how to proceed.

Anyway, all this will be more complicated than what is possible with Excel ... in this case.


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