How to copy-paste groups of cells, not whole column

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DanTemple
Posts: 26

How to copy-paste groups of cells, not whole column

Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:50 pm

In the Editor (16.1), if I try to select a group of cells (e.g. a selection of cells from a column), then copy and paste them in a different column (or another table), they always get pasted in as a row, and lose their vertical alignment.

I've looked at http://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/ug-editor/ ... ables.html

It only mentions copying and pasting _entire_ columns or rows.

But it must be possible, right?

Any help appreciated..
alex_jitianu
Posts: 604

Re: How to copy-paste groups of cells, not whole column

Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:50 pm

Hello,

I can confirm this behavior. As I see it, we are just at the beginning with the cell selection. The main use case for it right now is to invoke the "Table Properties..." action on all of those cells. But in time we will add more and more uses for it. Let me see if I understood your use case here. You want to copy some cells from a column to another. So you select 3 cells from the first column and you go on a cell from the second column. When you paste, you expect that cell and two others from under it to be replaced with the cells that you have copied. Is that right?

Best regards,
Alex
DanTemple
Posts: 26

Re: How to copy-paste groups of cells, not whole column

Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:12 pm

Yes, exactly right.

There are other more complex use cases one could think of: For example copying a single cell, then selecting a destination range of cells and pasting, and getting the original duplicated in all the target cells. Can save a lot of typing...
Radu
Posts: 5224

Re: How to copy-paste groups of cells, not whole column

Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:07 pm

Hi Dan,

Thanks for the feedback.
We added your suggestions to the already opened issue and we'll update this forum thread when it gets implemented.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com
DanTemple
Posts: 26

Re: How to copy-paste groups of cells, not whole column

Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:12 pm

Sounds good - thanks! Will keep the helpful suggestions coming :wink:
Radu
Posts: 5224

Re: How to copy-paste groups of cells, not whole column

Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:43 pm

Hi,

Oxygen 18.1 which we just released should have important fixes in the way in which table cells are copy pasted, it should preserve the visual order of the cells.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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