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At 14:16 27/01/2014 +0000, Tom Robinson wrote:
I tried to delete columns in an existing table created under OpenOffice (in Windows XP), and this causes the whole table to be disappear.

At 17:36 27/01/2014 +0100, Alex Thurgood wrote:
So LO and a table in Writer ...

If you delete a column in a table in a text (Writer) document where any of the cells in that column are merged with cells in adjacent columns, it appears that the neighbouring columns containing those merged cells will be deleted too. If any row has all its cells merged (or if some combination of merging involves all columns), then you will delete all columns, or in other words delete the entire table.

To avoid this, you may have to demerge (i.e. split) the rogue cells or perhaps to split the table, so that you can delete the required column in a part of the table not containing the merged cells.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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