BrainStorm Cool Tip: Creating a Custom AutoFill Sorted List in OpenOffice.org Calc 2
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Creating a Custom AutoFill Sorted List in OpenOffice.org Calc 2
Need to insert the same data over and over again in your spreadsheet? Does it need to be in a certain order? Calc’s autofill feature can help you add that data with just a drag. Here’s a tip to show you how.
- Create the list you want to repeat in cells in your spreadsheet. Make sure it’s in the order you want to repeat.
- Select the list you created.
- Select Tools | Options.
- Expand the OpenOffice.org Calc menu on the left and select Sort Lists.
- Click Copy to insert the selected sort list to the lists of already defined sort lists.
- Click OK.
- Type any item from your sort list anywhere in the spreadsheet.
- Grab the autofill handle and drag down or to the right to see the other items in your list in the order you specified.
To see a flash demonstration of this tip, click here.
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