Issue 15311 - Hairline (0,05 pt) border not to distinguish from 1 pt border
Summary: Hairline (0,05 pt) border not to distinguish from 1 pt border
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: requirements
QA Contact: issues@sc
Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok, usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-06-05 07:42 UTC by tkreft
Modified: 2017-05-20 09:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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example spreadsheet: 0,05 pt, 1pt, 2,5 pt, 4 pt borders (5.50 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-06-05 07:56 UTC, tkreft
no flags Details
example borders in MS Excel (27.65 KB, image/jpeg)
2003-06-05 07:59 UTC, tkreft
no flags Details

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Description tkreft 2003-06-05 07:42:09 UTC
Boundaries: It is impossible to distinguish the hairline border (0,05 pt) from
the 1 pt border in normal view (100% zoom). Only in zoom factors above 150% you
can tell them apart. 

How about displaying the hairline border in "dotted lines", just like, erm, MS
Excel does it?
Comment 1 tkreft 2003-06-05 07:56:19 UTC
Created attachment 6667 [details]
example spreadsheet: 0,05 pt, 1pt, 2,5 pt, 4 pt borders
Comment 2 tkreft 2003-06-05 07:59:43 UTC
Created attachment 6668 [details]
example borders in MS Excel
Comment 3 tkreft 2003-06-05 08:01:54 UTC
BTW, this is the case ever since I first used OOo (1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2,
1.1beta1, 1.1beta2). This is my first issue, hope I made everything
right. :)
Comment 4 oc 2003-08-08 12:20:54 UTC
This will be fixed by issue 8275 => duplicate

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 8275 ***
Comment 5 oc 2003-08-08 12:21:11 UTC
closed because duplicate
Comment 6 tkreft 2004-09-24 07:22:30 UTC
Reopened according to a discussion on the german UL with cloph at This issue is not a duplicate of 8275, because it's really just
about distiguishing the hairline and the 1 pt border. Which seems not to be
covered in issue 8275 (please correct me if I'm wrong).

Suggestion (by cloph): Add an option to "view hairline
Comment 7 frank 2004-09-24 09:41:28 UTC
Hi Bettina,

please decide.

Comment 8 lohmaier 2004-10-23 22:21:02 UTC
setting keywords, subcomponent according to new RFE-process

Sum-up: add option/possibility to distinguish a hairline border form a 1pt border

Excel does this by displaying the hairline with a ultra-fine dotted line.
Another possibility would be a different color, similar to field shadings. 
Comment 9 tkreft 2007-08-17 15:37:12 UTC
Note this is still the case with Version 2.2.1 (just checked on Debian 
Unstable), unless using a zoom of 150% or above.
Comment 10 frank 2007-08-22 11:29:10 UTC
do not change the version field as it shows the first occurence of a problem and
is a vital information for the developer. If you want to point out that this
problem still happens, just add a comment.
Comment 11 tkreft 2013-01-07 19:21:21 UTC
Given that my reported issue is nearly as about 10 years old and not being worked on, I close it.
Comment 12 Armin Le Grand 2013-01-10 12:41:59 UTC
ALG: I see this as invalid anyways. The discrete pixel display can never be an ideal presentation of the model data. A hairline which is defined to always be the smallest amount wide in the current target (1 pixel on displays) will of course be visualized in some zoom stages the same as a line which has a defined width. In this case in all zoom stages which make the line with defined width map to a display width of one pixel, too. I see no workarounds here; using a special color or dotted lines just makes the WYSIWIG more bad.