Issue 56708 - Cannot remove some table borders from table format dialog
Summary: Cannot remove some table borders from table format dialog
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 95517 96061 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-26 13:48 UTC by unraveler
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:19 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

File containing the border causing problem (7.32 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2005-10-26 13:49 UTC, unraveler
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Description unraveler 2005-10-26 13:48:14 UTC
In some tables, it is impossible to remove the table borders using the Table
Format dialog.  A file is included that demonstrate the problem.  I cannot
reproduce how that file was created : originally saved as sxw by OOo 1.1.X and
openened by OOo 2.0 and saved as odt.

1 - Open the file
2 - Right click in the table
3 - Select "Table" menu option
4 - Select Borders tab
5 - Under "Line arrangement", select the first option to the left (no border)

The visible borders of the table will because less thick, but they will not
disappear as would be expected.
Comment 1 unraveler 2005-10-26 13:49:13 UTC
Created attachment 30863 [details]
File containing the border causing problem
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-10-27 13:32:54 UTC
MRU->OS: the borders are applied in each of two adjacent cells. It looks that
the dialog fails on removing such a border setting. 
Comment 3 Oliver Specht 2006-06-20 13:35:03 UTC
The workaround is to apply a full border in the first step. In the second step
the border can be removed.

Target adjusted
Comment 4 sak102010 2008-08-22 05:04:09 UTC
I stumbled upon a way to consistently reproduce this bug (or I believe it's the
same bug).

Create new, empty Writer document.
Create 4x4 table.
Right-click anywhere in table and select Table...
Select Borders tab
Select "Set No Borders" under Line Arrangement > Default
Place Cursor in 2nd row, 2nd column cell
Drag and select 4 cells in center (cursor should end in 3rd column 3rd row)
Right-click, select Table...
Select Borders tab
Choose 5pt Line Style
In User Defined area, click top left corner, and bottom right corner to box the
User Defined with 5pt line.
Click in center (divider crossbar) of User Defined area to include a 5pt divider
line for cells.
Select Ok.
Center cells should have 5pt border and 5pt cell division lines.
Click anywhere in the table to deselect the center cells.
Right-click anywhere in the table, select Table...
Select Borders tab
Select "Set No Borders" under Line Arrangement > Default

Expected result is clear the entire table of any borders, but it leaves lines
spanning columns 2 and 3, dividing rows 1 and 2; and lines dividing columns 3
and 4, spanning rows 2 and 3.

The workaround still fixes the problem.
Comment 5 sak102010 2008-08-22 05:12:12 UTC
Further reading, my notes also apply to bug 20041...
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2008-10-29 15:46:00 UTC
*** Issue 95517 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 tmarques 2008-10-29 15:57:37 UTC
Ok.... This bug has been around for more than 3 years, can't someone fix this?
This is a bug that affects my productivity seriously and I'm sure I'm not the
only one...
Comment 8 tmarques 2008-11-04 20:17:59 UTC
Is someone working on this?

Comment 9 Oliver Specht 2008-11-05 08:06:59 UTC
This issue is targeted to OOo later. It is not worked on now.
Comment 10 michael.ruess 2008-11-11 08:39:01 UTC
*** Issue 96061 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:19:47 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".