In a LibreOffice Writer I opened an RTF document in which I have the first line empty and the second line containing a table.

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My question

How could I take the table one line up, so it would be in the first line?

If it was Microsoft Word I would just mark the table, cutting it and pasting it in the first line but when I mark a table, cut it and paste in LO Writer, it will cut only the text in the table, and not the entire table itself.

Thus, I need a way to move / cut the entire table into the first line.

Why I ask this:

Well, hitting Backspace with the cursor on the first line isn't enough to take the table up into the first line (it isn't possible in MS Word as well, to be honest).

  • 1
    How to improve the question?...
    – user423047
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 17:43
  • I have no trouble moving the cursor to the first (empty) line and deleting it, thereby moving the table up one line.
    – Jos
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 17:48
  • How do you delete it? By Backspace? To me it doesn't delete it...
    – user423047
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 17:50
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    I use the Delete button.
    – Jos
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 17:52
  • @Jos You just broke my habit of years to use only Backspace when deleting in documents. Would you feel comfortable to construct an answer? Because it just did what I desired... Please have the honor of publishing an answer on this and I'll gladly accept; I don't think I deserve to publish this answer.
    – user423047
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 17:58

1 Answer 1


Ensure the cursor is on the first line, then delete the first line by using Delete, thereby moving the table (and everything that comes after) up one line.


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