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From "Haim (Howard) Roman" <>
Subject Re: Calc: can the whole row be highlighted automatically when focus on a cell?
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2012 03:06:11 GMT
Regarding Brian's suggestion: you can configure your document so that ENTER
moves the cursor right instead of down.

Haim (Howard) Roman
Computer Center, Jerusalem College of Technology
Phone: 052-8-592-599 (6022 from within Machon Lev)

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 5:03 AM, Brian Barker <>wrote:

> At 10:05 18/10/2012 +0800, Lou QingLe wrote:
>> I am editing a calc file, and have to change data in discontinuous cells
>> row by row.
>> In order to avoid changing data of another row, I follow the steps for
>> each:
>> 1. edit data in one cell, e.g. C111
>> 2. highlight the whole row manually to help me to locate the next cell
>> that need modify, e.g. F111
>> 4. repeat highlight then select till this row finished.
>> It will be helpful if the row can be highlighted automatically when I
>> focus or edit a cell...
> Here's a workaround: when you have finished editing the first cell in a
> row, instead of confirming your edit by pressing Enter, press right-arrow.
>  This confirms the editing and moves focus along in the same row.  Press
> right-arrow repeatedly until you reach the next cell to be edited.  Repeat
> as necessary.
> If you wish, you can also confirm each edit by pressing the green Accept
> tick mark next to the Input Line.  This confirms the edit without moving
> focus away from the cell being edited, thus again keeping focus in the same
> row.  Then use right-arrow as before.
> I trust this helps.
> Brian Barker
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