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OpenOffice Writer 3.x Guide
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Merging and splitting tables

One table can be split into two tables, and two tables can be merged into a single table. Tables are split only horizontally (the rows above the split point are put into one table, and the rows below into another).

To split a table:

  1. Place the cursor in a cell which will be in the top row of the second table after the split (the table splits immediately above the cursor).
  2. Right-click and select Split Table in the pop-up menu. You can also use Table > Split Table from the menu bar.
  3. A Split Table dialog box pops up. You can select No heading or an alternative formatting for the heading—the top row(s) of the new table.
  4. The table is then split into two tables separated by a blank paragraph.

To merge two tables:

  1. Delete the blank paragraph between the tables. You must use the Delete key (not the Backspace key) to do this.
  2. Select a cell in the second table.
  3. Right-click and select Merge Tables in the pop-up menu. You can also use Table > Merge Table from the menu bar.
Image:Tip.png To see clearly where the paragraphs are and to delete them easily, select View > Nonprinting Characters (Ctrl+F10) or click the button in the Standard toolbar.

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