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Deleting, copying, and moving a table

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Deleting a table

To delete a table:

  1. Click somewhere in the table.
  2. Select Table > Delete > Table from the main menu.

Or:

  1. Select from the end of the paragraph before the table to the start of the paragraph after the table.
  2. Press the Delete or the Backspace key.
Documentation note.png The second method also merges the paragraph after the table with the paragraph before the table, which may not be what you want.

Copying a table

To copy a table from one part of the document and paste it into another part:

  1. Click somewhere in the table.
  2. From the main menu select Table > Select > Table.
  3. Press Control+C or click the Copy icon on the Standard toolbar.
  4. Move the cursor to the target position and click on it to fix the insertion point.
  5. Press Control+V or click the Paste icon in the Standard toolbar.

Moving a table

To move a table from one part of a document to another part:

  1. Click somewhere in the table.
  2. From the main menu, select Table > Select > Table.
  3. Press Control+X or click the Cut icon in the Standard toolbar.
  4. Move the cursor to the target position and click on it to fix the insertion point.
  5. Press Control+V or click the Paste icon in the Standard toolbar.
  6. Return to the original table, click somewhere in it and then select Table > Delete > Table from the main menu.

Or:

  1. Add a temporary heading before the table and after the table
  2. Open the navigator and expand Headings
  3. Select the temporary heading
  4. Use the navigator Promote chapter and Demote chapter to move the heading, and consequently the table, within the document
  5. Delete the temporary headings
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