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    Moving Table Columns/Rows (W97, WinNT4)

    I'm sure (in fact I KNOW!) I saw somewhere sometime a couple of keyboard combinations that enabled you to move entire columns/rows across/up/down a table so you could change the order of the columns/rows easily. But I can't remember what they were or where I saw them!

    Can anyone remember these combinations, please? Pretty please?!
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    Re: Moving Table Columns/Rows (W97, WinNT4)

    Beryl,

    To move rows (or paragraphs for that matter) Place the insertion point in the row/ paragraph you want to move and press ALT+SHIFT+UPARROW to move the row/ paragraph up or ALT+SHIFT+DOWNARROW to move the row/ paragraph down.

    As for moving columns, I can't help there
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    Re: Moving Table Columns/Rows (W97, WinNT4)

    Cut (Ctrl+X) and Paste (Ctrl+V) do this if you select entire rows or columns.

    To select an entire row, click to the left of a row; click and drag to select multiple rows.
    Type Ctrl+X to cut the rows.
    Next, click somewhere in the row where you want to paste. If you want to paste at the end of the table, click in the beginning of the line below the table.
    Type Ctrl+V. Existing rows will be pushed downwards

    To select an entire column, position the mouse pointer just above the column, so that it becomes a fat doenwward arrow. Click and drag to select multiple columns.
    Type Ctrl+X to cut the columns.
    Next, click somewhere in the column where you want to paste. If you want to paste to the right of the table, click somewhere just to the right of the table.
    Type Ctrl+V. Existing columns will be pushed to the right.

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    Re: Moving Table Columns/Rows (W97, WinNT4)

    Thanks, carbonnb - that was exactly it (for rows)! Now if I could just find the equivalent for columns ... <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
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    Re: Moving Table Columns/Rows (W97, WinNT4)

    Thanks, Hans, but I knew about that one; I was hoping for the equivalent of the rows version that carbonnb just posted! It's possible it was only the rows I knew about, and there isn't a version for columns, but ...!

    Thanks anyway!
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    Re: Moving Table Columns/Rows (W97, WinNT4)

    Alas, no. There is no similar functionality to move columns using the keyboard. You can combine a series of keystrokes: Alt+Pgup (or Alt+Pgdn) to arrive at the top (or bottom) of a column, then Alt+shift+pgup (or down) to select the column, then Cut and Paste into new location...

    Or if you have drag and drop editing enabled, then Alt + <click> selects the column, then point, drag, drop to move (there are number of variations on this as you probably know).

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    Re: Moving Table Columns/Rows (W97, WinNT4)

    Hi BerylM or Whats new ######cat !
    Move the cursor over the top of the column you wish to move and it will change to a black down pointing arrow. Click and the whole column is selected. Move into the first row of the selection, click and drag the coloumn left or right as required. I think this is what you want, I hope so

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