Issue 55678 - Changing the table width also changes its alignment to manual
Summary: Changing the table width also changes its alignment to manual
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOO300m9
Hardware: Other Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2005-10-09 07:53 UTC by ahung
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description ahung 2005-10-09 07:53:21 UTC
1. Insert a table into the document
2. resize it so that it is shorter than the page width
3. highlight table and set its alignment to centre
4. resize the table again
Result: OpenOffice changed the alignment to manual when it should stay at the 
centre.  I am only resizing the table with no intention to change its alignment.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-10-10 11:47:06 UTC
This currently works as designed. Not always the user wants to change the the
tables size and leaving the border of the table at the same position. Sometimes
it is also desired, that the table should keep its "center" property.
An option, which will control this (like in Tools.Options.Writer.Table) could be
a good feature.
Comment 2 ahung 2006-04-30 06:42:21 UTC
ahung -> mru:  It is comparable to the situation when the user change a line of 
centered alignment.  Would the program be so "smart" as to change the alignment 
to say "custom" for the user?
Comment 3 pointotto 2007-06-03 21:58:00 UTC
Any news on this issue?
IMHO it is really boring to resetting the center option each time I update the
table. According to me the correct behaviour should be that setting the center
option must have higher priority than resizing column.
Comment 4 ahung 2007-06-05 06:23:03 UTC
Still a problem in oo2.2

Let me reword my argument.  Let's say you have entered a title in your document 
with center alignment.  And you add a few words to it, which changes its 
length.  Should the line of text stay centered or should it be set "manual".  I 
believe the former is the correct behaviour.  Similarly, changing the table 
width should have no effect on its alignment.

Comment 5 ahung 2008-11-30 03:00:42 UTC
Confirm issue still exists as of OOO300m9