Issue 19863 - setting table borders reformats cells
Summary: setting table borders reformats cells
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 28539
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC
Hardware: PC Windows 98
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-21 16:58 UTC by merkri
Modified: 2008-04-18 21:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Small video showing the issue (198.83 KB, application/x-shockwave-flash)
2006-06-09 09:00 UTC, drunkendonkey
no flags Details
Testcase showing this bug is valid for ooo2.3.0 (8.51 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2008-03-11 08:14 UTC, gigahz
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Description merkri 2003-09-21 16:58:19 UTC
I'm really not sure which version of 1.1 RC I have, because it isn't reported by
the software. I'm using it on Win 98, though.

If you apply borders to a table, it reformats the cells that the borders are
being applied to (e.g., the text spacing from left, right, top, and bottom of
cell). It seems to apply the default formating that's listed in the borders menu

It seems to me that setting borders should not reformat the text in the cells
themselves. Even better, you should be able to set a default format that applies
to cells that borders are being applied to (e.g., a default format applied to
bordered cells, or an option not to reformat cells).

I understand the rationale that borders being applied to cells might imply that
you want to highlight the text in those cells. But not always. Right now it has
the feel of a UI bug.
Comment 1 mci 2003-09-24 12:40:30 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 2 drunkendonkey 2006-06-09 09:00:45 UTC
Created attachment 37025 [details]
Small video showing the issue
Comment 3 gigahz 2008-03-11 08:14:43 UTC
Created attachment 52019 [details]
Testcase showing this bug is valid for ooo2.3.0
Comment 4 gigahz 2008-03-11 08:15:13 UTC
I can confirm this behaviour also with 2.3.0 on ubuntu gutsy. Attached document
has a "spacing to contents" set to 0.00, but whenever I put/change a border on a
cell, the whole line's spacing to contents is set to default (0.10cm in my case). 

Is this the design (to always set spacing when adding/changing borders)?

Comment 5 merkri 2008-03-11 16:52:54 UTC
Thanks for looking at this. 

I still get this in 2.3.1 on Win XP.

I'm not sure if it is intended to be designed this way or not, but it's worth
noting that at least for me, it's not clear how to stop the cells from being
reformatted by default when borders are applied. I can't find anything in menus
or toolbars to indicate that a different style has been applied, for example--as
might be the case if there were a style for each border option that could be
Comment 6 kpalagin 2008-04-18 21:33:12 UTC
Looks like duplicate of
Please vote for 28539.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 28539 ***
Comment 7 kpalagin 2008-04-18 21:34:33 UTC