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I have 5 rows of text:

1   0%
2   от 1% до 20%
3   от 21% до 50%
4   от 51% до 100%
5   100%

And I would like to copy everything after digits (1..5) to a table column PRC

| N | PRC|
|   |    |
|   |    |
|   |    |
|   |    |
|   |    |

I have tried different rectangle commands but was unable to select correct rectangle from 0% to 100% -- I only got part of text.

  • I would try to convert the text into org-tables first, then it's way easier to copy from an org-table rectangular regions. – Dieter.Wilhelm Oct 31 '16 at 19:35
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I tried using your data, and the normal C-x r rectangle commands work just fine?

I marked the corners (adding the necessary spaces) and copied the rectangle with C-x r M-w and then yanked it into the table column (with point in the first data row for that column) with C-x r y (and TAB to tidy up the column lines).

edit: In fact, all the rectangle editing options I know of work fine here.

In addition to the above, I can mark the rectangle with C-x SPC, copy with M-w, and yank into the column with C-y; and the same copy/yank works for cua-selection-mode's rectangle editing.

This is in Emacs 24.5.1 with Org 8.2.10

  • Well I am old vim user and there is a way in vim to easily mark rectangles without adding spaces. I thought there should be smth similar in emacs. – Maxim Kim Jun 14 '16 at 19:10
  • So is this (adding spaces) a proper emacs way of rectangular manipulations? – Maxim Kim Jun 14 '16 at 19:12
  • For some approaches, yes. It sounds like you'd like the cua rectangle editing, though; that doesn't require additional space characters to be added. You can use (cua-selection-mode 1) to enable it permanently. Read M-x find-library RET cua-base RET for documentation -- look for "rectangle" in the commentary. – phils Jun 14 '16 at 22:34
  • Alternatively (and I forget exactly where I first read this), you can also use artist-mode as a trick to avoid entering spaces while marking rectangles. It wouldn't surprise me if someone has written a convenience library to make that convenient to use in practice. – phils Jun 14 '16 at 22:38

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