Sorry for my previous answer. It was related to repeating rows in calc.
You can set the rows to repeat in a table in Writer this way:
In the context menu of the table, select the "Text flow" tab, "Repeat heading", the first "n" rows.

De: "Arthur Schwarz" <>
Para: "Brian Barker" <>,
Enviados: Jueves, 12 de Diciembre 2013 11:45:01
Asunto: RE: How do you insert a spreadsheet into a text document

Hi Brian;

That was a truly awesome response. Everything worked except repeating the
top two lines across multiple pages. I can live with that.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Barker []
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 2:16 AM
Cc: Arthur Schwarz
Subject: Re: How do you insert a spreadsheet into a text document

At 19:40 11/12/2013 -0800, Arthur Schwarz wrote:
>What I would like is to have a couple of pages in my document in
>landscape mode, the rest in portrait mode. When I go to Format ->
>Page -> Page I can format for landscape mode but it formats the
>entire document. How do I format just a few pages and not the entire

Orientation is a property of page style, so you need to change your
page style in order to change orientation.  In this case, you will
want to insert manual page breaks to mark the places where the
orientation changes:
o Go to Insert | Manual Break... .
o Under Type, select "Page break".
o Under Style, select a suitable page style for your landscape pages,
perhaps Landscape - or one you have created yourself.
o After your landscape pages, repeat the procedure to change the page
style back - to Default or whatever.

>I know about copy and paste. Works great. But, my table is 59 rows
>and is organized into landscape mode. So, copy and paste produces
>one condensed page.

But you may not know about Paste Special, which will be your friend
here.  You get to it at Edit | Paste Special... or by using
Ctrl+Shift+V (instead of Ctrl+V).  This gives you a number of paste
options, and you will want to experiment to see what suits your
purpose.  The default mode gives you a copy on a single page within a
frame; you can reshape the frame but not (easily) split it between
pages.  Note that you can double-click the result to give an editable
spreadsheet.  Other options give you a picture of the spreadsheet, or
a table mimicking the spreadsheet cells.

>The second question is that I would like to copy the entire OOCalc
>spreadsheet into the landscape pages and have the spreadsheet occupy
>more than a single page.

Some options will do this.

>Perhaps to make it a table within the text document. I've tried the
>Copy/Paste into a table and that doesn't seem to work well.

Instead of pasting into a table, allow Paste Special... to create the
table on the fly.

>And I guess at the bottom of the list, once the spreadsheet is
>inserted, I'd like to make changes to it.

There are various possibilities here:
o If you use an option that creates a table, you can easily modify
values in the text document.
o If you use an option that enables you to edit the result, you can
use the full spreadsheet functionality on the result.

With either of these, you are modifying a copy of the spreadsheet data.

>Do I use Copy/Paste or is there another way to do it (I've looked at
>Insert->Object but nothing seems to apply).

Oh, it does!

o You can use Insert | Object > | OLE Object..., choose "Create from
file", and browse to the spreadsheet file.  There are two options
here: you can embed the spreadsheet into the text document, or you
can choose to link the text document to the spreadsheet file itself -
by ticking "Link to file".  In the latter case, you are actually
handling the spreadsheet file from within the text file.  Typically,
you would want to edit the spreadsheet and would then see any changes
appear automatically in your text document.

Horses for courses.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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