Inserting Tables

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There are several ways to create a table in a text document. You can insert a table from a toolbar, through a menu command, or from a spreadsheet.

To Insert a Table From a Toolbar

  1. Place the cursor in your document where you want to insert the table.
  2. On the Standard or the Insert bar, click the arrow next to the Table icon.
  3. In the table grid, drag to select the numbers of rows and columns that you want, and then release.

To cancel, drag to the other side until Cancel appears in the preview area of the grid.

To Insert a Table With a Menu Command

  1. Place the cursor in your document where you want to insert the table.
  2. Choose Table - Insert - Table.
  3. In the Size area, enter the number of rows and columns.
  4. Select the options that you want, click OK.

To Insert a Table From a Calc Spreadsheet

  1. Open the LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet containing the cell range that you want to insert.
  2. In the spreadsheet, drag to select the cells.
  3. Choose Edit - Copy.
  4. In your text document, do one of the following:
  • Choose Edit - Paste. The cell range is pasted as an OLE object. To edit the contents of the cells, double-click the object.
  • Choose Edit - Paste Special, and choose from the following options:
Options Is inserted as...
LibreOffice $[officeversion] Spreadsheet OLE object - as with Ctrl+V or drag-and-drop
GDIMetaFile Graphic
Bitmap Graphic
HTML HTML table
Unformatted text Text only, tab stops as separators
Formatted text [RTF] Text table

Drag-and-Drop a Cell Range From a Calc Spreadsheet

  1. Open the LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet containing the cell range that you want to insert.
  2. In the spreadsheet, drag to select the cells.
  3. Click and hold the mouse button in the selected cells.
  4. Drag the selected cells into the text document.

Related Topics

Selecting Tables, Rows, and Columns

Deleting Tables or the Contents of a Table

User Defined Borders in Text Documents