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I can't get insert cells or delete cells to work in my table [closed]

asked 2013-01-02 02:38:03 +0200

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updated 2013-02-07 15:44:49 +0200

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My computer had mechanical failure so my computer guy had to rebuild it. He installed LibreOffice Writer whereas I had Microsoft OfficeWord before. In one file I have a table of two columns. I finally figured out to pull down Insert field from the Insert toolbar in View, and under Edit I could try to click on Field for delete, but neither of those works. Most of the time the "field" option isn't even accessible.

What I want is what I had before--to insert or delete cells moving the whole column up or down to not leave a blank or to make room for a new cell, all without affect the other column at all. It should be simple. What else can I do? Thanks.

LJ

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answered 2013-04-14 03:37:43 +0200

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updated 2013-04-14 04:48:44 +0200

Hi LJ,

(Testing using LO 4.0.2.1 on Ubuntu 12.04)

Update: As @mariosv points out, my instructions work well for Calc, but alas not so well for Writer!

Two thoughts:

  1. Is it possible to embed a Calc sheet into your Writer document? That would give you the same control over the cells. Here's a note from the Online Help about inserting a spreadsheet as an OLE object
  2. You could try file an enhancement bug and requesting that this capability be added to Writer tables

To delete a cell without leaving an empty cell:

  1. Open a spreadsheet with data
  2. Right-click on a cell and select "Delete"
  3. In the dialog that comes up, "Shift cells up" should be selected. If you want to shift cells left or some other option, select that now
  4. Click the "OK" button

To insert a cell:

  1. Open a spreadsheet
  2. Right-click on a cell and select "Insert"
  3. In the dialog that comes up, "Shift cells down" should be selected. If you want to shift cells right or some other option, select that now
  4. Click the "OK" button
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Hi qubit, I think (s)he is talking about Writer.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2013-04-14 04:35:24 +0200 )edit

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