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On Aug 10, 2014, at 7:10 AM, Pat Brown <> wrote:

Nino, I am creating a geological time-line in Calc. Working across the
sheet I am dividing the cells into periods. There are five different sets
of periods. I find, after I have started, that I need to create smaller
units than one cell. If I could split this cell it would work for me.
Otherwise I need to evaluate the whole time line and provisionally merge
columns in the right place in order to be able to merge the ones I need at
a later stage.

Why are you using Calc for this? Are you doing calculations on the data  about each period or epoch 
or other subdivision? 

Might you be better served by looking at a package designed to handle duration and timelines? I 
know of one for Macintosh and Windows (Aeon Timeline) but not sure about other operating systems. 

Aeon allows you to define and subdivide your time with arcs and is great for managing what happened 
concurrently or sequence operations. I've used it for genealogy, plotting mystery novels, planning 
for software development, planning breeding schedules for a sheep flock and more. 

As to splitting a cell, I do not know of any way to do that, you would have to insert another 
column and then merge all but the split cell. 

Eugenie (Oogie) McGuire 
Desert Weyr, LLC - Black Welsh Mountain Sheep  
LambTracker - Open Source SW for Shepherds
Paonia, CO USA

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