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From: Michael Brand <michael.ch.brand@gmail.com>
To: "Gustav Wikström" <gustav.erik@gmail.com>,
	"Daniel Martins" <danielemc@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: TABLES: Remove/add cell
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:13:50 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALn3zojoBZYxvjAOTOGei2btY65BGFi20G06+jW3p9eOcekNPQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CALn3zoi8u93GH1iRrgvfDKJwNARi-Z5+n8P8EHTbhgWhcyiHOA@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Gustav and Daniel

2011/9/30 Gustav Wikström <gustav.erik@gmail.com>:
> How do I add or remove a single cell in a table?
> Example:
> I have the following table:
> |        1 |        1 |
> |        2 |        3 |
> |        3 |        4 |
> |        4 |          |
> Now I want to add an empty cell in @2$2 (below the heading) and thus move
> the following cells in column 2 down one step.
> After:
> |        1 |        1 |
> |        2 |          |
> |        3 |        3 |
> |        4 |        4 |

2011/9/30 Michael Brand <michael.ch.brand@gmail.com>:
> [...] transpose [...]
> and split it into two (or three) tables:
>
> | a | b | c | d |
>
> | 1 | 3 | 4 |   |
>
> (| e | f | g | h |)
>
> Then you can use the very convenient editing functions of Org table on
> the second part of the table,

to move the empty field in front of "3"

| a | b | c | d |

| 1 |  | 3 | 4 |

| e | f | g | h |

> join the parts together

| a | b | c | d |
| 1 |   | 3 | 4 |
| e | f | g | h |

> and transpose again.

By coincidence just today I had the same need to move or rotate
columns left/right, without affecting the other rows above and below.
Because I need this repeatedly I wrote two in-row functions derived
from org-table-move-column, without the need anymore of splitting and
joining the table like above.

It supports only the direction left/right. The direction up/down
Gustav asked for would be harder to implement but as a workaround you
can still transpose
http://orgmode.org/worg/org-hacks.html#transpose-table
and use the in-row left/right.

from another thread:
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 14:31, Daniel Martins <danielemc@gmail.com> wrote:
> The feature of remove/add cell is quite important. Should be a feature
> request.

If I understand right and only for left/right, the in-row functions
cover that too:
- remove: first blank the field with "C-c Space"
  (org-table-blank-field) and then rotate in-row left
- add: rotate in-row right and replace the field content, before this
  step append new columns if required

For more see
"Change the column sequence in one row only" on Worg hacks:
http://orgmode.org/worg/org-hacks.html#column-sequence-in-row

Michael

  reply	other threads:[~2011-11-23 19:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-09-30 17:38 Gustav Wikström
2011-09-30 18:22 ` Michael Brand
2011-09-30 18:50   ` brian powell
2011-09-30 19:27     ` Gustav Wikström
2011-09-30 19:06   ` Michael Brand
2011-11-23 19:13     ` Michael Brand [this message]
2011-11-24 12:57       ` Daniel Martins
2011-12-11 16:41         ` Bastien
2011-12-11 17:21           ` Achim Gratz
2011-12-11 17:39             ` Bastien
2011-12-11 16:42       ` Bastien
2011-12-18 16:18         ` Michael Brand
2011-10-01  9:40   ` suvayu ali

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