How do I get to the next column for input?

Asked by Bruce Mincks on 2012-10-16

I defined my columns, entered a list, and assumed a CTRL-RTN would go to the next colum. I spent 10 minutes in the help menus looking for this answer, so please forgive how stupid it is.

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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

What are you trying to do?

I'll assume for now you are using Calc (the spread sheet in Libre office or open office). You can move to the square you want with the arrow keys or the mouse. if you press [End] then [Up] you should be at the top of your current column then [Right] takes you to the next column.

If you are trying to do something else then we need more details, for example which program you are using, and we will try and help further.

Bruce Mincks (bmincks) said : #2

I am in OpenDoc, the word processor. I was a professional word processor
for 30 years. I want to type in three columns. I click Format + Columns
and define the columns, and I get columns, but when I get down the column
and now I want to start typing in the second column, I can't get there by
my old rules (including the last time I tried to use OpenDoc, I think),
which was a hard page (CTRL+RETURN). I click the help button on the
columns menu, and the closest answer I can find to my question says to use
the right arrow, but that doesn't do anything. I try clicking on the next
column, but the pointer doesn't go there.

Come to think of it: maybe the answer is that there are no "parallel"
columns in the old sense--only newspaper-type columns. And I'm supposed to
define a table instead. Your assumption that I'm doing a spreadsheet
suggests that.

Sorry for being so old.

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Warren Hill <
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> Your question #211398 on openoffice.org in Ubuntu changed:
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> Warren Hill proposed the following answer:
> What are you trying to do?
>
> I'll assume for now you are using Calc (the spread sheet in Libre office
> or open office). You can move to the square you want with the arrow
> keys or the mouse. if you press [End] then [Up] you should be at the
> top of your current column then [Right] takes you to the next column.
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> If you are trying to do something else then we need more details, for
> example which program you are using, and we will try and help further.
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Best Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said : #3

Yes, if you are in Writer, the word processor, then the text just flows from column 1 into column 2 and so on. If you want to move from a part filled column straight to the top of the next column, you can do Insert > Manual Break... and select 'Column Break'. Unfortunately, there is no keyboard short cut for putting in a Column Break as there is for a Line Break (Shift-Enter) or Page Break (Ctrl-Enter)

Bruce Mincks (bmincks) said : #4

Thanks Tony Pursell, that solved my question.