Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Please treat tables as object|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 1.1.1||Keywords:||ms_interoperability, usability|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description oliinman 2004-06-27 20:50:11 UTC
For Figures, you associate a caption to a figure which is all set in a frame; please do so for tables. Once the frames are built it is much easier to move them around appropriately for page alignment (actually surprisingly so). Unfortunately tables do not seem to have this property and moving them about in the word processor is tedious at best. --> Kudos; in working on my dissertation there have been a number of issues (particularly since I have migrated to this from word). After 140+ and 140+ references, the product works notably better than off the shelf word.
Comment 1 eric.savary 2004-06-28 08:53:36 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina
Comment 2 ecastro 2006-01-15 19:05:03 UTC
Hi This different behaviour for Tables is also present on OOo 2.0 I have supervised several Ph.D. theses (documents with >400 pages and hundreds of figures and tables) and putting tables within a frame has been a must for easy table moving and positioning within the page. The behaviour asked by oliinman would be a definite improvement. Adding a frame to the table would also remove another two issues: a) alignment of the caption. Now the caption is aligned as mandated by teh "Table" paragraph style, and can (is) be different from the real table alignment. Furthermore, many times one wants the caption to be "cropped" (left -and -right indented) at Table boundaries. This has to be done manually now but it is automatic within a frame. b) The frame would allow the whole table to be movable on the page. Thsi is teh default behavior for tables in OOo competitor, MSO. Allowing a similar behavior would ease migration for Word users, and be less frustrating. So this is also a compatibility issue, not only an usability one. I do see a place for "normal" tables like OOo have now. So adding the frame should be an option, not a mandatory command ¿How can this be implemented? I see two places: a) Adding a "Within a Frame" menu option in Table>Insert menu (this is the easiest way, can be done with a simple macro) b) adding a new option to Tools>Options>OpenOffice.org Writer>AutoCaption: "Writer Table within a Frame" Both options are not mutually exclusive.
Comment 3 ecastro 2006-01-15 19:12:37 UTC
Created attachment 33238 [details] An example of tables with caption without a frame. And within a frame
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:55:45 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".