Vim Kung-Fu

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Oct 17 22:04:00 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> 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:
>> >>
>> >> 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".

That's standard for a spreadsheet, OO or MS. There may be an option to
do what you want but I've never come across it. Sorry.

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