Openoffice was smart enough to duplicate a complex table block when asked to insert a new line (great magic), but I could not find a way to convince libreoffice to do the same
That makes creating huge tables with complex repetitive structure a chore
Created attachment 68702 [details]
I could not yet reproduce it with LO 18.104.22.168 (Win7 Home, 64bit). Could you please give more information about the detailed steps to reproduce it.
Select the table block in the testcase, ctrl+c ctrl+v, if you have a table with two identical blocks it works (like it worked before in openoffice.org) if not it fails
I am still not sure if I understand this right.
I selected the whole table and then pressed ctrl+c and afterwards ctrl+v.
Result: The table will be inserted at the top of the next page.
Could you please give more information what is the bug in this specific case. In your first comment you wrote "to insert a new line", but in the last comment crtl+c and ctrl+v. Therefore, I am not sure if I understand this right.
Please take a look at the provided testcase again
The testcase table currently has one line (numbered 1) with many subdivisions
Openoffice.org made it easy to add more lines with the same subdivisions
Libreoffice broke this workflow. Creating a table with repeated complex blocks is now prohibitively complex
(I'm *not* interested in creating table copies, I want to insert a copy of a line or line selection at the end of an existing table and it just worked before, just by selecting the block to copy and inserting a new line)
Build ID: own W7 debug build
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
Yes, it is a nightmare. I couldn't find a way to add another such complex rows easily neither. And if you do and want to use numbering then you will be unpleasantly surprised (see bug 49102).
From investigating on Linux and OSX, I can't see that the handling of inserting rows has changed since LO 3.3.0, so on that basis this isn't a regression (which here means "a bug in an existing feature introduced since LO 3.3.0").
As far as I can tell, OpenOffice 3.3.0 and 4.1.1 also don't seem to be able to do what is being asked, so if this has ever worked it was in the distant past.
This is however a useful enhancement, so adjusting the metadata to suit.
-> Removed Keywords: regression
-> Set Severity: enhancement
-> Set Version: Inherited from OOo
-> Updated Title to reflect requested enhancement
-> Added a See Also to a related bug about moving ranges of rows/columns within a table
If there has been any change since LO 3.3.0, more specific instructions will be needed to reproduce (preferably including before/after screenshots of the change)
(In reply to Nicolas Mailhot from comment #6)
> (I'm *not* interested in creating table copies, I want to insert a copy of a
> line or line selection at the end of an existing table and it just worked
> before, just by selecting the block to copy and inserting a new line)
As the first cell is the result of the merge of the first column, what you call the first row and what is expected is not clear. Please, could you attach a file with the result you expected. Setting status to NEEDINFO.
Best regards. JBF
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