Issue 75024 - Rectangular selection of text
Summary: Rectangular selection of text
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 1596
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: andreas.martens
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-03-01 14:23 UTC by andreas.martens
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Testdocument (7.12 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2007-03-01 14:25 UTC, andreas.martens
no flags Details

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Description andreas.martens 2007-03-01 14:23:37 UTC
Some text editors allows a rectangular selection of text, i.e. drawing a
rectangle with the mouse and get all characters inside selected. Another
possibility would be to select _columns_ of characters while moving the text cursor.
Example: Open the attached document and try to select the "second column" and to
copy it somewhere into the document.

Remark: a detailed specification is required.
Comment 1 andreas.martens 2007-03-01 14:25:34 UTC
Created attachment 43469 [details]
Comment 2 kpalagin 2007-03-03 07:08:23 UTC
Seems to be dup of

I suggest using Alt-mouse for truly rectangular selection and Alt-Shift-Mouse 
for column selection.
Comment 3 lohmaier 2007-03-06 18:38:06 UTC
flagging as duplicate.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 1596 ***
Comment 4 lohmaier 2007-03-06 18:39:11 UTC
closing duplicate

Note that <alt>+mouse is the default shortcut to move a window on linux
Comment 5 andreas.martens 2007-07-05 08:14:43 UTC
Target 2.4