Selecting cels in a table

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paieye
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Selecting cels in a table

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I frequently want to select just some of the cells in a column, always adjoining ones, for some particular formatting, perhaps highlight, change of font, &c. How does one do this, please ? I have tried following the instructions in the manual, but the result is always that the entire column is selected.

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phspaelti
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Re: Selecting cels in a table

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I guess I don't see the difficulty. But then I've never consulted the manual on this :P

Click in one cell. Then hold <Shift> and click in another cell. This will select the span including those two cells. You can extend using shift with the arrow keys.

Shift-Command-A and Option-Command-A work to select whole columns and whole rows respectively.
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Re: Selecting cels in a table

Post by Þorvarður »

The easiest and fastest way is to click in a cell and press and hold down the left mouse button while you drag. For non-contiguous selection, one can additionally press and hold down the Command key.

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Re: Selecting cels in a table

Post by paieye »

Thank you both -- most helpful.

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