Pasting spreadsheet tables - how do I do it?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by RogueRose, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. RogueRose

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    I had about 6 colums and 30 lines of a spread sheet with the labels on the top row and then all number below. somehow I was able to paste this into the message body and it held formatting! The odd thing is that it showed up under the "create Thread" and "upload file" section as a png, which I never saved it as such (it wasn't even saved at that point). Somehow it pasted all the data from the spread sheet (using LibreOffice Calc).

    I thought there was an icon that showed a spreadsheet or table or something, but it seems to have disappeared after inserting that table.

    Anyone know what's going on?
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Create a new spreadsheet and attach that as a file to the post.
    The .odt extention of openoffice/libreoffice is supported.

    Bertus
     
  3. RogueRose

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    Does this show it as a file attachment or does it incorporate it into the message like pasting it in (or adding an image in the post). That is what happened when I did it and I can't figure it out after trying for almost 30 mins!
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello,

    As far as I know there is no direct way to insert tables in the posts.
    You can post speadsheets as attachment.

    Bertus
     
  5. DickCappels

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  6. Alec_t

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    In situations like this it would be handy to have a dummy forum where members could experiment with various formats and data types in order to preview the effect, before posting to a main forum.
     
  7. dl324

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    You can already do that.

    You can compose a reply to any thread and use the "More Options" option to preview. Just don't post it; you have to manually clear the text entry box or it will be remembered.
     
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  8. Alec_t

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    Thanks for the info. That's a feature I hadn't explored.
     
  9. JohnInTX

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    @dl324 That's something I hadn't noticed either.
    If you want to try something out, consider just opening a new thread in OffTopic, messing around (nicely please) then when you figure it out, ask a mod to delete the thread.

    Maybe a good sticky would be all the slick things we find out.
     
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