3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2006 7:08 AM by canadave_nyc

    copying and pasting table data

    canadave_nyc Level 1
      Hi all,

      I'm in the midst of converting some old WinHelp files to HTMLHelp format. All the files have topics with the same three-column tables.

      Part of the conversion is making the tables look "prettier," so we've got a new table formatting scheme all set up in a template .htt file.

      Problem is, I can copy the new table and its formatting into my RoboHelp WYSIWYG editor...but to transfer the DATA from the old tables, I have to cut and paste each cell's data individually; I can't just select the old table (and its data) "en masse" and paste the data into the new snazzy table. Since the tables have three columns and up to 30 rows, it can get pretty tedious cutting and pasting each cell's data into its corresponding cell in the new table.

      Is there any way to make this process quicker? Ideally, I'd love to just reduce the process to steps:

      1) Copy a blank version of the new, prettier table into RoboHelp WYSIWYG.
      2) Cut the data out of the old table.
      3) Paste the data into the new table.

      I hope I'm making my question clear....

      Thanks in advance!
      Dave