Issue 61405 - Split a cell to match neighboring cells
Summary: Split a cell to match neighboring cells
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Reported: 2006-01-31 08:51 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
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Description raindrops 2006-01-31 08:51:25 UTC
Split a cell to match neighboring cells.

Writer can already split a cell of a table vertically and horizintally into
specified number of cells. Provide an additional option, where Writer senses the
number of cells in the neighboring column/row and offers that number automatically.

This will be useful in the following circumstances:
(a) To split a cell that was created by merging some cells (i.e., de-merge the
(b) Match the current column/row to the neighboring column/row

A special case: If columns/rows flanking the cell have different number of
cells, offer both the choices to user.

Note: This feature is already available in MS Word, where the default number of
cells is picked up from the neighboring cells. (It cannot deal with different
number of cells on both sides, though).
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-01-31 09:03:35 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 john53john 2009-11-13 11:41:04 UTC
i agree,
 point b) is important and will probably make cleaner code in the file. Plus it
makes changes easier later....

What would also be very useful and would go with this, is the option to split
cells by extending neighboring cell boundaries. 
Extending boundaries to split cells would also make work flow easier,
e.g. I have a table split into 30 columns and a number of rows, the top row has
been merged into 1 cell. I want to split the top cell so that it has 4 columns
justified with columns 1,5,15 and 28 respectively.... The workaround would be to
delete the row, make a new row with all the cells and merge selected cells. but
what if the first column is merged?