Issue 57586 - No carriage return after a table imported from Word : cannot delete page break
Summary: No carriage return after a table imported from Word : cannot delete page break
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2005-11-09 15:59 UTC by alci
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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Description alci 2005-11-09 15:59:37 UTC
After importing a Word document containing a table and a page break just after,
OOo becomes unalbe to suppress the page break.
When pressing the backspace key, it goes into the table instead.
I find no way to suppress the pagebreak.

Doing it directly in OOo is impossible, since OOo always adds a carriage return
after a table.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-11-10 08:27:27 UTC
I Writer, you cannot have empty space below a table; at least, there has to be
an empty paragraph.

MRU->ALCI: as a workaround, place the cursor in the mentioned paragraph and in
Format.Paragraph.Text flow remove the "page break" option.

MRU->FL: but I think, we could make the behaviour a bit more intuitive here, so
that a paragraph containing a page break following a table will lose its page
break when pressing "Backspace" in this case.
Comment 2 alci 2005-11-14 09:35:39 UTC
Thanks for the workaround.

By the way, is the fact that OOo always insert an empty paragraph after a table 
considered a feature ?

It is not convinient when you use a table in a page header for example (which 
is very common practice for a logo, date of creation, project name, ...), as 
you have to set the font size of this empty paragraph to a very little number 
to avoid loosing to much space...
Comment 3 frank.loehmann 2006-04-05 10:03:08 UTC
Set target.
Comment 4 alci 2006-06-15 13:34:25 UTC
Would having an empty space (instead of an empty paragraph) below a table be a 
possible enhancement ?

Use case is :

- I want to put a table in a header to handle information such as date of 
creation, author, logo and so on in a structured manner
- I don't want an empty line under the table, since I already have a blank 
space between the header and the main text
- I don't want to have to set the font size to 2 to avoid loosing so much 
space and giving an unclean feeling
Comment 5 Regina Henschel 2006-06-15 16:21:23 UTC
@alci: If you do not import something but write directly in OOo, there is a
trick for getting a table without following paragraph into the header: Remove
all tabstops from header; Write a line with so much tabs a you want columns;
Mark the line;  Table > Convert > Text to table.