Vim Kung-Fu

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Oct 17 21:55:59 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-10-17 at 16:48 -0400, Tom H wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2010-10-17 at 10:48 -0700, rikona wrote:
> >> Hello Ric,
> >>
> >> Saturday, October 16, 2010, 11:52:31 PM, Ric wrote:
> >>
> >> RM> Is there some way to get OOo to not display a zillion fields/columns
> >> RM> other than the actual ones from the csv file?
> >>
> >> Perhaps hide or delete the ones you don't want?
> >
> > Just musing why the heck they are there in the first place? There seems
> > to be no way to just limit the spreadsheet to the rows and columns I
> > want displayed. Seems weird. Ric
> The Gmail contacts list is basically a database and Gmail only gives
> you the option of exporting all of its fields.

No, I meant with OOo importing a csv file, the display gets padded with
a bunch of extra rows and columns past the data of the imported data.
Say the imported csv file is K columns wide. The display shows empty
columns all the way to ZZ. It's just annoying that I can't turn off this
"feature". Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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