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Cannot remove blue trace arrows...even when I click "remove all traces" [closed]

asked 2017-03-30 01:45:05 +0100

roadcase gravatar image

updated 2020-08-07 13:46:43 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image


I have 3 cells that will not delete the blue precedent or dependent arrows (of which there are many). I am aware of <tools-detective-remove all="" traces="">...but it does not work.Even deleting the cell contents does not remove them.

If I trace other cells anywhere on sheet...the arrows/lines get removed when directed as above...but these 3 problem cells just stay and stay.


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answered 2017-03-30 07:35:56 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Try the Select tool (Drawing toolbar): select the blue arrows by dragging the mouse to surround them, then use Delete key.


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Nope....:( That deletes the cell contents, but does not remove the arrows. In fact, I can completely delete the entire sheet's content...and the lines are still there.

roadcase gravatar imageroadcase ( 2017-03-30 14:05:45 +0100 )edit

This does not remove the contents of the cell if the arrows have been selected. Of course, if the arrows are not selected, the Delete key deletes the current selection. I upvoted your question to increase your "karma" so that you can attach a link to an example of problematic document.

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2017-03-30 14:44:48 +0100 )edit

perfect! this was the only thing that helped me clean up my document - I'd upvote you if I had the rep

supervacuo gravatar imagesupervacuo ( 2017-09-26 01:34:54 +0100 )edit

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