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Selections in tables

You can select all or part of a table with the keyboard as you do with any other document text. But you can do it in a more convenient and intuitive way with the mouse.

Selecting cells

To select a table cell, hover the mouse pointer over the cell left margin until a special mouse cursor starts displaying:

Then, press the left mouse button. Atlantis will automatically select the target cell:

If you do not release the left mouse button after the click, you can drag the mouse cursor in the desired direction to select a rectangular block of cells:

Alternatively, to select a rectangular block of cells, just click in a cell, do not release the mouse button, and drag the mouse cursor to select the desired block of cells.

Selecting rows

To select a table row, place the mouse cursor to the left of the row:

And click the left mouse button:

If you do not release the left mouse button after the click, you can drag the mouse cursor up or down to select multiple rows:

Alternatively, place the mouse cursor in a cell left margin and double-click:

Selecting columns

To select a table column, hover the mouse pointer over the column top edge until a special mouse cursor starts displaying:

Then click the left mouse button:

If you do not release the mouse button after the click, you can also drag the mouse cursor to the left or right to select multiple columns:

Selecting a whole table

To select a whole table, place the mouse cursor to the left of the table:

Or right above any of its columns:

And double-click:

Alternatively, place the mouse cursor in a cell left margin:

And triple-click.

Selecting noncontiguous blocks

You can select noncontiguous blocks in a table. For example, to select the first and last row of a table:

select the first row (left-click it from the left, for instance):

Then, place the mouse cursor to the left of the last row (the one you want to add to the current selection):

Press and hold the Ctrl key, then click. Atlantis will automatically add the target row to the current selection:

Deselecting table items

You can exclude whole rows from a table selection. Let's suppose that you have selected the following table:

To exclude the second row from the selection, place the mouse cursor to the left of that row:

Press and hold the Ctrl key, then click:

You can similarly exclude columns or cells from a table selection. Let's suppose that you have selected the following table:

and you want to exclude the following cell from the selection:

To do so, press and hold the Ctrl key, then click the cell that you want to exclude from the selection:

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