Copy & paste text in tables

Tables

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On Premises

You will sometimes want to copy and paste content rather than retyping it into cells. Options for copying and pasting within tables include:

  • Copying content and pasting it into a cell.
  • Copying a row and pasting the content.
  • Pasting a row into an empty line before or after the table; this action appends the row to the table.

Pasting content into a single table cell

When you paste content into a table cell, be aware of the following behaviors:

  • To replace the existing content with new content: Either delete the existing content, or select the existing content and paste into the cell by using the keyboard or right-click menu options.
  • To paste additional content into a cell: Move the cursor to the location in the cell where you want to paste the additional content. Use the keyboard or right-click menu options to paste the content.
  • To paste content into an empty cell: Place the cursor inside the cell and use the keyboard or right-click menu options to paste the content.

To paste content into a row:

  1. Select the content in a table row, and then right-click and select Copy.
  2. Put the cursor into a cell in the row below where you want the table row to be pasted. Use the menu or keyboard options to past the content. A new row is added in the table above the cell with the cursor.

    Note: When pasting, ensure that the content in the cell is not selected; if it is selected, the paste options will not be available. Copy and paste to and from tables with the same layout (that is, the same number of cells in a row).

To append a row to a table:

  1. Select the content in a table row, and then right-click and select Copy.
  2. Put your cursor in an empty line immediately before or after a table, and then paste the content. A new row is created and attached to the table.

    Note: You must paste the row onto a table with the same number of columns. If the tables use different column widths, you may need to adjust the new row to fit the table.