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I need to work with large table. Something like in this illustation image will be helpfull for better orientation:

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Is there some settings which makes this possible?

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Not exactly as requested, but SHIFT+SPACE / CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE selects current row / column respectively (at least in LibreOffice Calc - i didn't test it with OpenOffice!). To unselect, just move the selection using the cursor keys.

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    Yes this works in OpenOffice too. Good tip, thanks. Apr 11 '15 at 12:50
  • Clarification: Shift-Space selects the entire Row. Ctrl-Shift-Space selects the entire Column. An effect of selecting a row/column is that that row/column is also highlighted. Cannot just highlight both row and column as the pic indicates, because it is actually a selection, which would instead select the entire table. However, one could format cells with a background color. First select a row or column, then fill with background color, then repeat with the other. More labor intensive, but also pervasive. Dec 10 '19 at 23:14
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    As of 4th of Febuary, 2020 in LibreOffice 6.3.4.2, Ctrl-Shift-Space selects all cells in the sheet. Ctrl-Space selects the entire column and Shift-Space selects the entire row.
    – user1104660
    Feb 4 '20 at 6:39

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