Dragging and Dropping Within a LibreOffice Document

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There are many options for moving or copying objects using drag-and-drop. Text sections, drawing objects, graphics, form controls, hyperlinks, cell ranges, and many more can be moved or copied with the mouse.

Note that the mouse pointer displays a plus sign when copying and an arrow when creating a link or hyperlink.

Mouse Pointer Description
Mouse pointer moving data
Mouse pointer copying data
Mouse pointer inserting link
Creating a link

If you press Ctrl or Shift+Ctrl while releasing the mouse button, you can control whether the object is copied, moved, or a link is created.

If you drag objects out of the Navigator, you can specify in the submenu of the Navigator's Drag Mode icon whether to copy the object, insert it as a link or insert it as a hyperlink.
Tip.png You can cancel a drag-and-drop operation in LibreOffice at any time by pressing the Esc key before releasing the mouse button.

Related Topics

Copying Graphics Between Documents

Copying Spreadsheet Areas to Text Documents

Copying Graphics From the Gallery

Adding Graphics to the Gallery

When in Writer: Moving and Copying Text in Documents

When in Calc: Referencing Cells by Drag-and-Drop