Issue 60295

Summary: Offer possibility to unify different column width of merged tables
Product: Writer Reporter: raindrops <na1000>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, rainerbielefeld_ooo_qa
Version: OOo 2.0.1   
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Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0
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Sample for column-alignment problem none

Description raindrops 2006-01-10 05:27:44 UTC
1. Create two tables having same number of columns.

2. Change their column widths so that the tables do not have same column widths.

3. Merge the tables. Although merged, the two tables are distinctly separate
because of their different column widths. 
>> The vertical column-borders are broken midway; and 
>> The upper border and the lower border can be dragged independently.

4. Set the column width using Table | Table properties dialog; "Columns" tab.
(or by dragging the column borders). 

At this point, the upper and lower parts of the table are SUPPOSED to become
uniform. BUT THEY DON'T: The borders do not align perfectly: In some borders, a
joint is visible, which cannot be removed by dragging or though the Table dialog.
Comment 1 raindrops 2006-01-10 08:44:00 UTC
Created attachment 33084 [details]
Sample for column-alignment problem
Comment 2 raindrops 2006-01-10 09:18:08 UTC
On closer inspection, I found that this problem also occurs WITHIN a single table:

1. Create a 3x4 (or larger) table.
2. Split a cell (say B2) vertically.
3. Drag the middle border to one side, so that it is no longer in the exact center.
5. Split the cell below (in this example, B3). 
6. Now try to align the middle (vertical) borders of the two split cells.
>> Drag the borders with mouse.
>> Set column widths numerically in the Table > Table properties command.
None of this will work.

The attached sample file illustrates both cases.

I think the summary needs to be modified to reflect the fact that the column
alignment is a general problem; not limited to merged tables.

(See Issue 60301 also for a related observation).
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2006-01-10 10:17:24 UTC
Once the column width in different rows have been changed independently it is
currently not possible to re-unify theses columns, so that it is possible to
drag the together. See attached document.
It would be good if one could do this by a single UI step.
Comment 4 raindrops 2006-01-11 05:01:02 UTC

Please remove the word "merged" from summary because this problem is applicable
to any SINGLE table also. 

(Merging of the table was just one of the several way to create such a table.
The other way is to split the existing cells of a table. There could be even
more ways...)