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tabs to table - easy as pie
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Captain Naiobi

Joined: Sep 13, 2004
Posts: 2352
Location: Zürich, CH

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: tabs to table - easy as pie

I found out a feature of NeoOffice today that I never knew:

I had some text with tabs in it, and when I selected it and chose 'insert new table' by accident, it put the selected text into a table, using the tabs to put the text in different columns.

This saved me lots of tedious reformatting, so I was very pleased. I figured I leave it as a tip for others, as well as noting that my expectations were actually exceed with NeoOffice in a place where we mostly talk about problems Smile.

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Joined: Feb 01, 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject:

I use this (well, the Tabs<->Table menu items) often when I have pseudo-tabular data I have to reformat.

When I have pseudo-tabular data that I need to get into a spreadsheet, I can do find/replace in Writer to set tabs, run Tabs->Table, and then paste the result into Calc.

Is it really not a well-known feature? If so, would it help to add a brief wiki article about it (or about [re]formatting tabular and pseudo-tabular data in general)?


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