Converting a table to text

Many times you receive data that is not in a table. LibreOffice Writer gives you the ability to do both.

  1. Convert table to text in LibreOffice Writer
    This feature can only be accessed through the Table menu.
    Select the table so the cursor is flashing in one of the cells of the table.
  2. Click the Table menu.
  3. Highlight the Convert sub-menu.
  4. Click the Table to Text item. This opens the Convert Table to Text dialog.
  5. Choose what you want to separate the different cells with.
  • Tabs
  • Semicolons
  • Paragraph
  • Other: This has an associated text box that allows you to enter any character to separate the data from each cell.
  1. Click the OK button.

Convert Table to Text dialog in LibreOffice Writer

 

 

 

 

Below are examples of tables that have been converted to text, using each one of the separators in the Convert Table to Text.

Tabs

Convert a table to text tabs
This image is a screenshot of a table in LibreOffice Writer that has been converted to text. The data from the cells has been separated by tab stops.

Semicolons

Convert a table to text semicolons
This image is a screenshot of a table in LibreOffice Writer that has been converted to text. The data from the cells has been separated by semicolons.

Paragraphs

 

Convert a table to text paragraph
This image is a screenshot of a table in LibreOffice Writer that has been converted to text. The data from the cells has been separated by paragraphs.

 

Other

Convert a table to text other
This image is a screenshot of a table in LibreOffice Writer that has been converted to text. The data from the cells has been separated by a dash. On the screenshot of the Convert Table to Text dialog, the Other radio button was selected. A dash is in the associated text box. This was the setting used to convert this table to text.

Convert Table to Text choose the separating character