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Copy and Paste cells with borders?

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SukhiAatma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 1, 2011 2:08 AM

Is there no way to copy cells with borders and paste them in a new mail?

 

It copies only the external borders and does not copy the internal ones.

 

Eg:

In Numbers:

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But In Mail when pasted

 

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  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Sep 1, 2011 6:46 AM (in response to SukhiAatma)

    Question asked and answered several times.

     

    The answer is : Feature unavailable.

    Borders and contents are different structures which aren't copied together.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) jeudi 1 septembre 2011 15:45:39

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  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,195 points)
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    Sep 1, 2011 1:15 PM (in response to SukhiAatma)

    Sukhi,

     

    You could easily convert your table to PDF and retain all the style properties going to your mail doc.

     

    Select Cells

    Command-C

    Open or switch to Preview

    Command-N

    Command-C

     

    Paste in Mail

     

    Jerry

  • Bruce Nitro Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    This feature is unavailable?!?!?  How could Apple make something and omit an extremely imporant feature?

     

    There should be an option to toggle on and off that makes borders and contents grouped together or grouped separately.  This is a feature that is desparately needed.

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,650 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 1:07 PM (in response to Bruce Nitro)

    Jerold, or Barry or Yvan have reported a method that may work for you.

     

    Copy the table from Numbers

     

    Switch to Preview

    - select the menu item "File > New From Clipboard"

    - use the select tool to enclose table

    - copy

     

    switch to Mail

    - paste

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to Bruce Nitro)

    Bruce Nitro wrote:

     

    This feature is unavailable?!?!?  How could Apple make something and omit an extremely imporant feature?

     

    There should be an option to toggle on and off that makes borders and contents grouped together or grouped separately.  This is a feature that is desparately needed.

    The fact that it's desparately needed by Bruce Nitro don't make this feature a "must be included" one.

    What is sure is that at this time it's unavailable.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mardi 28 février 2012

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  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,195 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 2:42 PM (in response to Bruce Nitro)

    Bruce Nitro wrote:

     

    This feature is unavailable?!?!?  How could Apple make something and omit an extremely imporant feature?

     

    There should be an option to toggle on and off that makes borders and contents grouped together or grouped separately. This is a feature that is desparately needed.

    What does that mean, really? I'm having trouble computing the meaning of grouped separately.

     

    Jerry

  • Bruce Nitro Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 29, 2012 9:56 PM (in response to KOENIG Yvan)

    KOENIG Yvan wrote:

     

    Bruce Nitro wrote:

     

    This feature is unavailable?!?!?  How could Apple make something and omit an extremely imporant feature?

     

    There should be an option to toggle on and off that makes borders and contents grouped together or grouped separately.  This is a feature that is desparately needed.

    The fact that it's desparately needed by Bruce Nitro don't make this feature a "must be included" one.

    What is sure is that at this time it's unavailable.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mardi 28 février 2012

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    That fact that you complain that this question has been asked and answered several times on more than one thread should be painfully obvious evidence to you that I'm not the only one who thinks this feature must be included.  It's a very simple, basic, and important feature.  And I'm not sure why you're pompously defending Apple as if you're a Scientologist.  You know very well multiple users complain about this.  So don't counter-argue our complains making us feel like our point is moot.  That's counter productive to actually getting Apple to fix what it broke: which was an operable Microsoft Excel system knock off.

  • maggiesteamboat Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2012 8:52 PM (in response to SukhiAatma)

    So I guess this still doesnt work easily.  After 30 yrs on a pc, just got my first mac.   I often need to cut and paste part of a spreadsheet into an email message and without cell borders, it is not easy to read.  I didnt want to have to buy the excel, but may have to so I dont spend and hour doing a funky workaround in numbers that would take less than a minute in excel.

  • nicolasrk Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2013 4:12 PM (in response to SukhiAatma)

    Hello, this is an old forum bit still...any updates on this? Still have to do a ridicoulous work around for something that tales 4 seconds in Excel?

  • maggiesteamboat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 22, 2013 8:45 PM (in response to SukhiAatma)

    Actually, I tried it again recently and it did work.  I could select and copy and paste into an email with the exterior and interior borders (1 pt lines) all showing.  I just did another test and emailed it to myself and it looks good.  I even had some borders at 2pt thickness and they came through fine in the email.

     

    I dont know why it started working for me - was it an apple update maybe?

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