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Hi :)
I'm not completely sure why you are trying to do this.  Context could be

Maybe what you are looking for is something involving

Edit - "Paste Special" - tick the "transpose" box

For example if cell
B1 = 1
C1 = 2
D1 = 3
E1 = 4
then you can select B1-E1, (Ctrl c or another way to copy), click on cell
A2 and then doing
Edit - "Paste Special" - transpose
A2 = 1
A3 = 2
A4 = 3
A5 = 4

If you extend that idea so that
B2 = B1
C2 = C1
D2 = D1
E2 = E1
and then select B2-E2, cut (or copy), click in A2 and then do
Edit - PasteSpecial - transpose
A2 = B1
A3 = C1
A4 = D1
A5 = E1

It's not very elegant!  It's worth knowing that if you click a cell and
don't try to drag the selection just use any scrolling method to get to the
end of the line and then
Shift click
then everything between the previous cell you clicked on and the new one
all gets selected.  Also if you click on the first cell and then use
Shift Ctrl keyboard-arrow
then it takes you to where it thinks the end of the line is.  You might
need to press the keyboard arrow a few more times without lifting your
finger(s) from
Shift Ctrl
to get to the real end.  To adjust by 1 cell at a time try
Shift keyboard-arrow

There might be some other way that is more elegant.

I'd be tempted to go via a text-editor because it might be faster in some
cases.  It risks losing formulas though so it might not be at all suitable
for your case.  In the spreadsheet program do
File - "Save As..." - csv
maybe right-click on the csv to open in a text-editor such as Notepad or
GEdit or Kate or Leafpad or something and do "Find (or search) and replace"
to change all the commas into newline characters.

Hmmm, ok so the transpose method is probably more elegant than that!!
Regards from
Tom :)

On 19 September 2014 10:30, martin f krafft <> wrote:

also sprach Sigrid Carrera <> [2014-09-19 10:18
I haven't tested this myself yet, but I would suspect, that if you
fill in the first two or three cells manually, then mark all
3 cells and use the mouse to fill in the rest, it will do what you

Good idea, but unfortuately, it does not work.

If the two cells are B1 and C1 with references to A1 and A2, then
selecting both cells and extending the selection right will create
pairs of B1/B2 and C1/C2. The same applies to vertical

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