I have a table with 20 rows. Set it up correctly with formatting, tab locations, fonts, background, etc.
To save myself from rebuilding that every time, I’ve been copying the table and pasting it into other sections, then I can just edit the cell values for the new location and I’m off to the races.
I struggle though with seemingly simple things like dropping unnecessary rows or adding new rows.
If I highlight the last 5 rows and choose “cut” or “delete”, the content goes but the rows remain. I can’t seem to whack them for the life of me. I end up having to use that table popup window to manually edit the number of rows to 15 and then those last 5 will be gone.
If I do that before clearing the content, the content remains in the section and I have to delete it manually. Not a problem, per se, but breaks the idea of “delete the last 5 rows” which I would assume includes the data.
Adding rows is also painful. Sometimes if I’m in the bottom left cell and tab out, I’ll get a new row and be in column 1, but other times I just end up jumping out of the table. Then I have to go to the table popup window to again edit the number of rows to add some in.
Cut n paste of rows is just broken.
Sorry, I’m just frustrated. I’m writing a technical book with lots of code examples. Best way to format code that I’ve found is to use a table with no borders, light grey background , 2 columns (one for line number, one for code), then each line of code in one cell. Number of rows will match the number of lines of code in the example.
When compiling with preserved formatting, it just works great and looks like I want in the output, line-numbered code that in electronic forms should allow reader to copy n paste somewhere else.
But with so many tables in play, the poor table editing controls is hampering my progress.
Any suggestions or help with table manipulation will be greatly appreciated…