Issue 49554 - Changing adjacent borders like in Excel
Summary: Changing adjacent borders like in Excel
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-05-20 08:16 UTC by mhofman
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:43 UTC (History)
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Description mhofman 2005-05-20 08:16:37 UTC
An issue which can be quite annoying when doing lots of border formatting.
In effect it is a compatibility issue with Excel.

Functionality in Excel:
1) Select cell A1, right click and select Format Cell
2) Select tab border and put a (any) line on the right side of the cell
3) Now select cell B1, right click and select Format Cell (tab border)
You will see that automatically, the LEFT border has taken the same format as
cell A1.

When doing these exact steps in Calc, you will find that cell B1 has not taken
any border.

As I normally don't remember from which side I created the border the first
time, when I want to change, I spend a lot of time right clicking looking for
the right cell.
Comment 1 frank 2005-06-14 11:55:10 UTC
one for the requirements team
Comment 2 ooo 2007-04-05 01:03:52 UTC
I just got a mail from a user in denmark having the same prob
seems that it is an isolated problem, no dependencies

the question is if this is by design. I dont know, but to me it appears to be a
desired enhancement, also because of the Excel compatibility