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2020-05-19 02:24:09 +0200 commented answer is there a way to view two separate documents side by side?

After you resize the two windows, you can select 'fit to width' to maximize the now-reduced viewing area. Also you can c

2020-03-27 22:09:05 +0200 commented answer "Write-protected content cannot be changed" - but I'd like to...

On MacOS, go to: LibreOffice -> Preferences Didn't work for me, but found a workaround here: https://ask.libreoffic

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2017-10-13 16:42:01 +0200 marked best answer How to insert and use a text box?

First time I try this, so please forgive me if I'm overlooking the obvious.

I want to insert a box of text that would be of fixed width and height and would treat the text as standard paragraph, that is wrapping the words at the end of the line, nothing too fancy. I probably want a "text box".

I place the cursor at the top-left position of my desired box. I go Insert --> Text Box. The cell where my cursor is now highlighted. I can drag the bottom-right corner to expand the box to the desired area (in 2 steps, height then width or vice versa). Now if I try to type inside the box it just disappears. The cursor remains in the shape of a box, but any text I type is just like regular text inside a cell.

So what am I missing?

I can View --> Toolbars --> Drawing and click on the capital T symbol: same result.

I'm on version 5.4.1.2 on MacOS Sierra, if that matters.

Thanks!

P.S. Oh and the website is buggy: took repeated attempts to get the "calc" and "box" tags. Had to type slowly and immediately click on desired tag before it would disappear and be replaced by a non-expandable list of irrelevant tags. Anyway being a computer genius I managed.

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2017-10-13 16:41:29 +0200 commented answer How to insert and use a text box?

Thanks Peter, you nailed it. The technique is: 1. Insert Box. 2. left-click + drag to delimit box outline. 3. Start typi

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2017-10-13 10:29:41 +0200 commented question How to insert and use a text box?

@Jim K, would you mind upvoting Ratslinger for me as I do not have the reps. Only if it doesn't break etiquette. Thanks!

2017-10-13 10:29:32 +0200 commented question How to insert and use a text box?

@Jim K, would you mind upvoting Ratslinger for me as I do not have the rep. Only if it doesn't break etiquette. Thanks!

2017-10-13 10:27:16 +0200 commented answer How to insert and use a text box?

I made a screen movie of what's going on. At one point I accidentally managed to make a text box. Sadly I have not immor

2017-10-13 10:27:08 +0200 commented answer How to insert and use a text box?

I made a screen movie of what's going on. At one point I accidentally managed to make a text box. Sadly I have not immor

2017-10-13 10:26:39 +0200 commented answer How to insert and use a text box?

I made a screen movie of what's going on. At one point I accidentally managed to make a text box. Sadly I have not immor

2017-10-13 10:24:02 +0200 commented answer How to insert and use a text box?

Thanks ratslinger, yes I was looking for the gray box, not for cell A17. I am doing Insert -> Text Box, and definitel

2017-10-13 10:23:47 +0200 commented question How to insert and use a text box?

Thanks Jim K, yes I can't think of what I could be doing wrong. I'll try a few more things with the mouse and drag and s

2017-10-13 08:33:13 +0200 commented question How to insert and use a text box?

Thanks Jim K, yes I can't think of what I could be doing wrong. I'll try a few more things with the mouse and drag and s

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2017-10-13 08:32:17 +0200 commented answer How to insert and use a text box?

Thanks ratslinger, yes I was looking for the gray box, not for cell A17. I am doing Insert -> Text Box, and definitel

2017-10-13 08:32:06 +0200 commented answer How to insert and use a text box?

Thanks ratslinger, yes I was looking for the gray box, not for cell A17. I am doing Insert -> Text Box, and definitel

2017-10-12 08:56:09 +0200 edited question How to insert and use a text box?

How to insert and use a text box? First time I try this, so please forgive me if I'm overlooking the obvious. I want to

2017-10-12 08:55:41 +0200 asked a question How to insert and use a text box?

How to insert and use a text box? First time I try this, so please forgive me if I'm overlooking the obvious. I want to

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2017-09-22 17:56:17 +0200 edited answer Multiple Cell Selection

Here are 2 methods to select non-contiguous cells on MacOS Sierra. The first method is to SELECT NON-CONTIGUOUS COLUMNS

2017-09-22 17:55:42 +0200 edited answer Multiple Cell Selection

Here are 2 ways to select non-contiguous cells on MacOS Sierra. The first method is to SELECT NON-CONTIGUOUS COLUMNS, e

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2017-09-22 17:18:34 +0200 commented question How can I select non-adjacent columns in table ?

On MacOS Sierra, it would appear that things are a bit more complicated. See: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/13

2017-09-22 17:17:32 +0200 commented answer Multiple Cell Selection

The crucial move I was missing is: RELEASE SHIFT, PRESS COMMAND, and later PRESS SHIFT AGAIN

2017-09-22 17:15:57 +0200 answered a question Multiple Cell Selection

Here are 2 ways to select non-contiguous cells on MacOS Sierra. The first method is to SELECT NON-CONTIGUOUS COLUMNS, e

2017-09-22 17:06:28 +0200 edited question Multiple Cell Selection

Multiple Cell Selection It's easy enough to select multiple ADJACENT cells with the keyboard and/or the mouse and/or tra

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2017-09-22 17:05:37 +0200 edited question Multiple Cell Selection

Multiple Cell Selection It's easy enough to select multiple ADJACENT cells with the keyboard and/or the mouse and/or tra

2017-09-22 17:05:04 +0200 commented answer Multiple Cell Selection

P.S. Just to be clear, the typical behavior of the COMMAND key on MacOS is like the CTRL key on Windows.

2017-09-22 17:03:49 +0200 commented answer Multiple Cell Selection

Or to explain it differently, what WILL NOT WORK is attempting to select multiple non-contiguous cells WHILE HOLDING THE

2017-09-22 17:00:36 +0200 commented answer Multiple Cell Selection

Or to explain it differently, what WILL NOT WORK is attempting to select multiple non-contiguous cells WHILE HOLDING THE

2017-09-22 16:59:09 +0200 commented answer Multiple Cell Selection

Thanks Lupp. Okay, so I don't actually have a mouse, which is perhaps why I had been struggling. But I discovered a way

2017-09-22 16:49:40 +0200 commented answer Multiple Cell Selection

P.S. At this time I do not have enough points to upvote, but I'll be sure to do so as soon as my credit is high enough.

2017-09-22 16:49:01 +0200 commented answer Multiple Cell Selection

Excellent suggestion librebei. This indeed works as expected on MacOS Sierra. The modifier key is COMMAND rather than CT

2017-09-22 13:49:26 +0200 asked a question Multiple Cell Selection

Multiple Cell Selection It's easy enough to select multiple ADJACENT cells with the keyboard and/or the mouse and/or tra

2017-09-22 12:48:15 +0200 commented answer Reduce inter space between diagram bars

I followed the steps. The spaces were adjusted in the "preview" edit-mode panel, but disappeared after I escaped that mo