According to the official guide
One of the ways to insert a new row in a table is by pressing ALT + Insert + Arrow keys.
This does not work.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a table.
2. Go to the last row.
3. Press ALT + Insert.
4. Press arrow down/up.
Pressing the arrow down key would instead insert a newline.
Pressing the arrow up key would do nothing.
Insert a new row either above or below depending on the arrow keys.
User Profile Reset: No
I realize I am not using the latest version of LibreOffice Writer, but this is the latest version in Ubuntu 18.04.1. So I am not sure what to do to fix it....I guess I could build from source if its been fixed already.
I confirm this with
Version: 126.96.36.199 (x64)
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: Standard;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: group threaded
Version: 188.8.131.52 (x64)
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 6.19; UI-Render: GL;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: CL
but I'm not sure wether this is a bug within writer or within help
cc: Olivier Hallot
Same problem in
so this is a documentation problem....
I think I have found the problem. The documentation was vague on whether or not you have to hold press ALT + INSERT.
What you should do is press ALT + INSERT. Lift your hands and then press Up or Down key to insert the rows.
I guess the documentation did say "then" but I would argue that it is more intuitive to hold press instead of just press.
(In reply to Hanif Bin Ariffin from comment #3)
> What you should do is press ALT + INSERT. Lift your hands and then press Up
> or Down key to insert the rows.
Doesn't work for me.
It is a bug. The expected behavior is, that Alt+Insert switches for 3 seconds into insert mode where you can insert rows/columns by using the arrow keys. The cursor moves to the new row/column.
Similar switches Alt+Del to delete mode for 3 seconds. Now you can delete row/column by using the arrow keys.
It is OK in Version: 184.108.40.206
Build ID: f3e25ec0581f5012f54d8810dcddd5824f4ee374
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Windows 6.2; UI Render: default;
Locale: de-DE (en_US); Calc: group
It is broken in Version: 220.127.116.11 (x64)
Build ID: 86daf60bf00efa86ad547e59e09d6bb77c699acb
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default;
Locale: de-DE (en_US); Calc: CL
(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #5)
> It is a bug. The expected behavior is, that Alt+Insert switches for 3
> seconds into insert mode where you can insert rows/columns by using the
> arrow keys. The cursor moves to the new row/column.
> Similar switches Alt+Del to delete mode for 3 seconds. Now you can delete
> row/column by using the arrow keys.
> It is OK in Version: 18.104.22.168
> Build ID: f3e25ec0581f5012f54d8810dcddd5824f4ee374
> CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Windows 6.2; UI Render: default;
> Locale: de-DE (en_US); Calc: group
> It is broken in Version: 22.214.171.124 (x64)
> Build ID: 86daf60bf00efa86ad547e59e09d6bb77c699acb
> CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default;
> Locale: de-DE (en_US); Calc: CL
I am using
Build ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: en-CA (en_CA.UTF-8); Calc: group
And it works fine. Maybe 6.1 broke it?
That function no longer exists since 6.1, see Bug 116452.
(In reply to Maxim Monastirsky from comment #7)
> That function no longer exists since 6.1, see Bug 116452.
=> I updated bug summary
Olivier Hallot committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#122162 Keyboard shortcuts in table not valid
A polite ping to Olivier Hallot:
Is this bug fixed? if so, could you please close it as RESOLVED FIXED ? Otherwise, Could you please explain what's missing?
Fixed in LO 7.0. Help page
doesn't exist anymore.
For comparison see https://helponline.libreoffice.org/6.2/en-US/text/swriter/guide/table_cells.html?&DbPAR=WRITER&System=WIN