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From Bruce Pierson <>
Subject Re: Does this functionality exist in Open Office for the Mac?
Date Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:29:59 GMT
If you are using OS X, you can slow the tracking speed of the mouse by:
 SYSTEM PREFERENCES -> MOUSE   You then have the option of slowing the
tracking speed. Hope this helps..I did this when I had carpel tunnel
surgery and could not move my hand easily.

Bruce Pierson

*" I need the darkness and the peace, not the lights"*

On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Maggie Butler <>

> I need a keyboard shortcut that will set up the keyboard cursor to
> mark text to copy beginning in the far left cell so that I can use the
> keyboard cursor to define which cells to the right are to be copied.
> Because I have arthritis in my hands I don’t use the trackpad, and if
> I move the mouse to the right selecting cells it leaps too fast to
> control. The only solution I have found so far is to cursor to the far
> right cell I want and then mark the text (going left) with the mouse
> because the left edge of the spreadsheet stops the cursor.  This is
> awkward and time-consuming.
> The OSX (and OO) keyboard shortcut “Command C” only marks one cell (or
> pre-selected text) to copy.  The functionality I need was available in
> Lotus 123.  The lack of it in Open Office is the only reason I have
> not moved my larger spreadsheets to OO.
> I would like the same kind of command for the keyboard cursor to mark
> cells for "Command Delete" but that is less critical.
> Thanks for any help, Maggie
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