Issue 64359 - warn if more than a page of rows are repeated as heading
Summary: warn if more than a page of rows are repeated as heading
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2006-04-13 03:08 UTC by oti169
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Text document with table that displays incorrectly (7.45 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2006-04-13 03:09 UTC, oti169
no flags Details
Zip containing offending word document (15.98 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-04-13 20:53 UTC, oti169
no flags Details

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Description oti169 2006-04-13 03:08:08 UTC
To reproduce:
1. create a new document
2. insert a two column table (2x1 table from the toolbar)
3. type something ("asdf") in the first column and press [Enter]
4. copy the text (Shift+Up, Ctrl+C)
5. paste until the cell should span to the next page (Ctrl+V multiple times)

Result is that eventually, the pasted text doesn't show up in the next page.
Although a page break is inserted, the cell doesn't appear to span to this page.
Comment 1 oti169 2006-04-13 03:09:12 UTC
Created attachment 35675 [details]
Text document with table that displays incorrectly
Comment 2 lars 2006-04-13 16:28:25 UTC
you must disable menubar->Table->Table Properties...->Text Flow->Repeat Heading
tell me if this solves your problem.
Comment 3 oti169 2006-04-13 20:52:35 UTC
Well, yes, that does make the rest of the table visible. However, that's not the
whole problem, and maybe I tried to be too clever. The original document I
attached was a makeup thing that illustrated and isolated what I saw to be the

I'm attaching a zip of an extract of an MS Word document that caused me a bit of
trouble because 3-and-a-bit pages of a table weren't visible when I opened it
with OO. It appears that when the table is imported, it has "Repeat Heading"
checked (and that's OK), but it also has "The first *74* rows" as header rows by

Ah ... just checked the original Word doc, and sure enough, all rows have been
repeated has a header. Word displays this all OK, apparently protecting the user
from stupidity. Is there any way that OO Text can at least let the user know
when this happens? I had no idea the extra rows existed when I was using this
document to prepare a PostgreSQL view. Ouch.
Comment 4 oti169 2006-04-13 20:53:41 UTC
Created attachment 35691 [details]
Zip containing offending word document
Comment 5 lars 2006-04-13 21:09:38 UTC
in cases Repeat Heading has to repeat more than a page of rows (which OOo does 
not display then) OOo might issue a warning => enhancement request.