Here is a simple table (no header, no footer, 4 body rows, 4 columns):
This is the related structure:
I'd like to delete the text in the first row at once:
The Clear Table Cells dialog box displays.
The first row is emptied, as desired:
But the structure has changed:
The BodyText elements are gone, too.
Before entering new text, I'll have to insert these elements again. In a large table, that's very time-consuming.
Is it possible to delete text in tables without simultaneously deleting elements in tables?
Yes, when you delete a selection, whether or not the selection is in a table, you delete any selected elements as well as their contents.
If you only want to delete text, you can change all characters to nothing. In the Find/Change pod:
1) Make sure Text is selected from the Find pull-down menu.
2) Either click the Wildcards radio button and type an asterisk (*) in the Find text box, or click the Regular Expressions radio button and type a period (.) in the Find text box.
3) Make sure To Text is selected from the Change pull-down menu.
4) Click the Selection radio button.
5) Click Change All.
Be careful; if you neglect step 4), you will delete all text in the document!
Lynne, many thanks for refreshing my brain. I know Search & Replace with Regular expressions. But for some reason I thought, there must be an easier way to delete an ordinary text in FM.