Issue 59360 - Fill characters in index/tables
Summary: Fill characters in index/tables
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: All All
: P3 Minor with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-12-14 16:56 UTC by g.marxen
Modified: 2014-04-10 05:56 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

writer file with table of content (10.78 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-04-09 22:45 UTC, g.marxen
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Description g.marxen 2005-12-14 16:56:21 UTC
Win XP, OOo 1.1.5 and 2.0.1 RC4:

When inserting a table of content, the entries are formatted with the styles
contents 1,2... 

If you change the style f.e. Contents 1, Tabs, Fill characters None, nothing
happens. If you assign the style anew, then the fill characters disappear, but
come back, when you update the table. 

Only if you change the tab in "Insert index/table, Entries", the change is

This is a severe break in the concept of styles and formatting.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-12-15 07:34:40 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2006-06-07 14:29:20 UTC
No, that's the way it works. The settings in the TOC dialog overwrite those of
the paragraph style concerning for example the tabs settings. Other settings
will be preserved.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2006-06-07 14:29:36 UTC
Comment 4 g.marxen 2006-06-25 14:40:12 UTC
I know, that it works like this. It is NOT necessary, to overwrite tabs in the
paragraph style by means of the TOC dialog. 

So, regard it as an enhancement request to remove this "feature".
Comment 5 eric.savary 2006-07-07 12:52:01 UTC
Comment 6 eric.savary 2006-07-07 12:52:15 UTC
Comment 7 Hagar Delest 2013-01-01 10:56:31 UTC
Why the index properties should override the style properties? It defeats the point of using styles and it reduces the possibilities.

No custom character can be used in the tab fill character.
Comment 8 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-06 18:52:25 UTC
Please attach example.
Comment 9 g.marxen 2014-04-09 22:43:43 UTC
(In reply to Edwin Sharp from comment #8)
> Please attach example.

Win 7 Pro x64, AOO 4.1.0 RC2 

Here a little text file. In the "Inhaltsverzeichnis" you have a first line "Heading 1" without fill characters, because I formatted it with the style Contents 1 which I changed to "no fill chars".

Update the table. The fill chars are again there.
Comment 10 g.marxen 2014-04-09 22:45:46 UTC
Created attachment 83152 [details]
writer file with table of content
Comment 11 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-10 05:56:59 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m15(Build:9761)  -  Rev. 1585426
2014-04-01 13:50 - Linux x86_64