Frequently asked questions - Writer

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How to create a table in a Writer document

There are many ways of doing this:

  • chose Insert ▸ Table
  • select some text, then Table ▸ Convert text to table
  • using toolbars (Standard or Insert) : click on the icon table
  • using Auto-Correct: to get a table with 3 cells, enter +---+---+---+ (the plus signs indicate the column separators, the number of hyphens represents the column width)
  • copy and paste in RTF format from Calc
  • insert using AutoText
  • insert using a "placeholder" : Insert ▸ Fields ▸ Other ▸ Function [tab], Field type placeholder, Format Table (Pre LibreOffice 4.X)
  • insert using a "placeholder" : Insert ▸ Fields ▸ More Fields ▸ Function [tab], Field type placeholder, Format Table (LibreOffice 4.X and later)
  • use the shortcut Ctrl+F12 for Table ▸ Insert ▸ Table
  • Display the data source window by using the F4) key and then use Data to text ▸ Table