An endless annoyance in word processors is their inability to sum dollar values in a column. I had this feature available in DOS Wordstar (!!!) over 10 years ago -- just highlight a vertical column, and sum up all the dollar amounts in that column. Hell, modern word processors cant even select a column of text, let alone figure out it is dollar amounts and sum them.
I am using Open Office now, 1.5, and it cannot select just one column and it cannot sum values, as far as I can tell. No, I do not want to convert to a spreadsheet just to make up for a word processors failing. ANY help or unknown or hidden keystrokes on how to do this in OO Writer? Thanks.