Issue 58858 - Table borders not correct if table wraps to next page
Summary: Table borders not correct if table wraps to next page
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 15 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-12-04 19:16 UTC by gostner
Modified: 2014-05-14 14:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

ZIP archive with sample ODT doc and 2 PNG screenshots (25.50 KB, application/x-compressed)
2005-12-04 19:18 UTC, gostner
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Description gostner 2005-12-04 19:16:09 UTC
There seem to be 2 issues with table and cell borders:

Whenever you have a table with table and cell borders, only complete cells
should have a border at the bottom.

If you have a table whose cells wrap partly to the next page, the part of the
cell on the first page should not have a border, since it is not a complete cell.

If you look at the screenshot (bug-table-border-1.png) and accompanying
document, you will see that the third row of the table begins on the first page
and continues on the second. 

The table in the text has borders, and the third row should only have a border
at the end of the row, but NOT in the middle, not even at the end of the page.
In the document, a line appears at the bottom of the page that shouldn't (red X
on the first screenshot). On the next page, there is no border at the top of the
page - CORRECT: it is only a continuation of the same row/cells.

Another problem with table and cell borders (has existed at least since
Staroffice 5 and may have been reported elsewhere):

As you can see in the second screenshot (bug-table-border-2.png), the cells have
borders and the last row of the table goes to the next page. IMHO, the topmost
row on the second page should also have borders, since it is a row of complete
cells - no part of the cells is on the previous page.

Will attach archive
Comment 1 gostner 2005-12-04 19:18:36 UTC
Created attachment 32033 [details]
ZIP archive with sample ODT doc and 2 PNG screenshots
Comment 2 lars 2005-12-04 22:23:42 UTC
confirmed on Windows XP Pro SP2 with OOo 2.0.1 RC2; please file a new issue 
for the second problem
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2005-12-07 11:47:28 UTC
MRU->FME: by time we should really consider Writer's algorithm of displaying (or
not) top borders of a table on a page break. The current behaviour is not really
intuitive. See the attached screenshots.
Comment 4 veryblacklabel 2006-11-26 11:46:30 UTC
I confirm the strange behavior of the borders in te table on Windows XP with OOo
2.0.4. I hope for the end-users this issue will get some attention in the near
Comment 5 geranium 2007-08-07 06:44:01 UTC
New users will very quickly be confronted with this bug. It makes look messy and inferior. It is obvious this is the wrong 
impression. Such a shame!
Comment 6 ptoye 2014-05-14 14:53:47 UTC
Nothing seems to have happened here in the last 7 years! I'm running up against issue 2 (no top border following page change) - this really makes OO look very amateurish.