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On 07/22/2015 09:09 AM, Mike Scott wrote:

I tried, but it is not so useful as I expected :-)
...I was thinking about to use insert>field...
if I can have custom field to insert...

the aim is to have ONE information, in a cell or elsewhere, repeated in the document as many times as I like, and when I change this information (in the cell or elsewhere is it but ONE time) this is updated in the whole document.

On 21/07/15 20:48, Brian Barker wrote:
At 15:45 21/07/2015 +0100, Mike Scott wrote:
On 21/07/15 14:41, Brian Barker wrote:
Yes: create what you need in a spreadsheet and copy and paste the
required cell range into your text document. It will appear as a
table but will function like the spreadsheet section that it is.

Or embed a spreadsheet object: Insert | Object | OLE Object and pick
spreadsheet, then fill it in. Then you get most (all?) of the
facilities you'd expect. Double-click to open the spreadsheet object
for editing.

There's no "Or" about it: isn't that just a complicated way to achieve
the same thing?

Looking again, yes the same thing; sorry. More complicated though? - I'm
not sure: one way you need a separate Calc window open, the other way
you work directly within the Writer window alone.

Referring back to my recent comments, this really should be the
default action for anything table-like.

Er, I think it is ...

I was trying (badly) to make the point that there should ideally be no
such thing as Writer's own table construct. IMO of course. It adds
nothing but confusion when a Calc object can be embedded instead. Why
does Writer need to have it's own sort of table, especially one so
restricted in facilities and with a rather different usage from Calc?

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