Issue 110936 - Impossible to copy table from Writer to Impress without changing design
Summary: Impossible to copy table from Writer to Impress without changing design
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: DEV300m75
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: graphicsneedsconfirm
QA Contact: issues@graphics
Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2010-04-16 09:26 UTC by annulen
Modified: 2010-04-17 14:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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example with custom background of one cell (13.29 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2010-04-16 09:27 UTC, annulen
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Description annulen 2010-04-16 09:26:31 UTC
When copying table fro Writer to Impress, one of default designs is 
automatically applied. But I want to copy table "as is", e.g., with custom 
background and foreground colors I've set in Writer. All this settings are lost 
on copying. Also, it's not easy task to copy simple "black on white" table 
from Writer to Impress
Comment 1 annulen 2010-04-16 09:27:15 UTC
Created attachment 68960 [details]
example with custom background of one cell
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2010-04-16 16:56:12 UTC
I dislike the new Table style behaviour feature in DRAW and IMPRESS, but it's
"as intended". 

You simply have to create a WRITER OLE object in the Impress sheet, there you
can insert the table with WRITER style and formatting.
Comment 3 annulen 2010-04-16 17:04:21 UTC
1. There are some problems with OLE: it's needed to tune cropping and it drives 
me nuts
2. I really don't understand why I "have to". Who decided it's the best way? 
Why not to add "blank" design alongside with others? Why not to import custom 
settings of cells?
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2010-04-16 17:37:02 UTC
I believe that OLE object solution would be quite ok, if it would work
correctly. The current behaviour makes OLE objects completely unusable, but 
unfortunately all issues concerning this problem (Issue 72879, Issue 81143 and
others) are handled with very low priority.

May be you will be interested in additional information from specification draft
in a.m. URL?
Comment 5 annulen 2010-04-17 11:30:36 UTC
what specification?
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2010-04-17 12:35:54 UTC
(pls. see "URL" in Issue Header)
Comment 7 annulen 2010-04-17 13:28:46 UTC
I've read it and see that Impress tables have almost the same purpose and set of 
available features as Writer ones (but both differ from Calc tables).

1. Why it's impossible to use whole table code (implementation of objects, UI, 
default design patterns) from Writer without OLE?
2. Table contents could be transfered into Impress, e.g., in form of HTML table, 
containing custom formatting for each cell
Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2010-04-17 14:08:17 UTC
This is not the correct place for such discussion. 
May be you want to join UX team, discuss with developers, open a new
specification draft discussion in the OOo Wiki or something similar ...