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Old 04-10-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
MSwal2846
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Creating Tables in OpenOffice Impress


I'm a power user in MS Office, specifically with Powerpoint. I would like to, though, transition to OpenOffice Impress, however, there's one basic function that I'm having a hard time with and I've got to believe that I'm missing something obvious.

Many of my presentations include tables. In Powerpoint, I click on insert -> table -> and then tell it the number of columns and rows and I'm off and running. I have no idea how to do that in Impress. I relize that I could create a table that's really a spreadsheet, but that's pretty cumbersome.

So what am I missing?

Thanks!
Mark
 
Old 04-10-2006, 09:08 AM   #2
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Try searching the openoffice forums.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 09:26 AM   #3
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1. Create your table in Writer
2. Select the table
3. Edit -> Copy
4. Switch to Impress
5. Edit -> paste

Now if you double-click the embedded table you can modify it to your heart's content.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 02:57 PM   #4
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Well, yes, that worked ... a little bulky, but it does work. Thanks! Do you all know how I could make a suggestion to the Open Source guys to add a "Create Table" tab within the Impress application? It can call the Writer app under the covers, I don't care, but it would be cleaner...

Anyway, thanks again for the answer!

Mark
 
Old 04-10-2006, 05:17 PM   #5
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Obligatory smartass answer: It's open source, add it yourself. (I'm KIDDING)

I posted that because someone is bound to post that as a reply, I'm saving them the effort.

You can enter it as a feature request in IssueZilla at
- http://qa.openoffice.org/issue_handl...ubmission.html (introductory page)
- http://qa.openoffice.org/issue_handl...n_gateway.html (submission page)
 
  


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