Copy only visible cells

Tags: Calc Extensions

last edited: 2023-01-24


This extension provides an alternative to the 'Select Visible Cells' command in Microsoft Excel. It´s useful to use with subtotals or ranges with hidden columns or rows.

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To use Copy only visible cells, do the following steps:

1. install the extension;

2. restart LibreOffice;

3. open your sheet with hidden rows or columns;

4. select a range;

5. insted the simple copy button, click on Copy only visible cells button (or Edit -> Copy only visible cells menu);

6. paste in your target document, for example, another sheet or a RTF text table.

The hidden rows or columns won´t paste.

Note: it´s not possible paste especial with 'DDE Link' option in Writer.

Available on 16 languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English (default language), Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish. Special thanks: Andrew Pitonyak, Stephan Wunderlich, Ryan Nelson, Sheila Tozatti, Paolo Mantovani, Christian Junker and Comune di Bologna.


Release List

  • Release Description Compatibility Operating Systems License Release notes  
  • 2.0 The code was completely refactored for LibreOffice 5.2.x. 5.2 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL Download
  • 1.2 Added 5.0 and 5.1 compatibility. Important: this version is not 5.2 compatible. 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL Download
  • 1.1 Big ranges copy bug fixed. 4.1 LGPL Download
  • 1.0.5 New Catalan and Dutch translations. 3.3 LGPL Download


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  • C Sep 16, 2020, 5:46 PM (2 years ago)

    Works as described with LibreOffice, thank you for providing this extension!

    It's a shame that this not included in the core version though :-\

  • Carlos Alberto Sep 3, 2020, 12:02 AM (2 years ago)

    Olá, não consigo fazer o download da extensão.
    Como faço e onde está o link para o download?
    Carlos Alberto

    • C Sep 16, 2020, 5:49 PM (2 years ago)

      The download link is on this very page, where it says "Download" :-)

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