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How do I copy and paste a complete table?

I have tried selecting the rows, Cmd+Shift+c and Cmd+Shift+v and it does not work

I have many tables that use the same template, and I should not have to reinsert a table and retype the headers for every one.

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If selecting the line above to the line below the table doesn't work, then just click in some text and select all (cmd/ctrl+a) and copy. Then paste it in a new page and delete the text you don't want.

Then you can save and use this page as your copy source by just clicking in a cell, selecting all and copying.

Thanks Milo. That works, despite a little post-editing. Atlassian really should have a 'copy table' functionality ... since even the select all the rows and copy/paste them doesn't work as documented.

 

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Yeah, tables have always been a bit wonky. And they keep adding features without adding the obvious ability to easily copy.

Awful design. CTRL-A simply results in the whole page being copied. I have never liked this product, and don't see why anyone uses it.

With tables, make sure you're selecting a line above or below the table as well as the table itself.

If you're using the same basic table, have you considered creating a template? Then you wouldn't have to worry about copying/pasting at all.

 

I tried selecting above or below - it does not work either. Very frustrating.

I am now aware how to create a template, but I will look at that.

Thanks Rebecca

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