Issue 86316 - Cannot align a whole table to left/right margins or center line by using "text align" buttons
Summary: Cannot align a whole table to left/right margins or center line by using "tex...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4 RC1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2008-02-21 15:24 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
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Description raindrops 2008-02-21 15:24:51 UTC
In writing an article, a common requirement is to align the tables with left
margin of the page, or with the center line.

In MS Word, you can select the table and then simply press the "left-align text"
or "center-align text" button. Although the buttons are meant for text, they act
on the whole table, and the table is shifted without altering its column-widths. 

But there is no such provision to align a table to left/right/center in Writer.
This makes it extremely tedious to align a table.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-02-21 15:59:25 UTC
In MS Word this will only work, when the "dummy paragraphs" right of the table
are also selected. When only the table is selected, using the alignment buttons
will also only apply to the text in the table.
Such "dummy paragraph" next to the table would be needed in Writer, to grant the
same (or even similar) functionality.
Currently this can onl be solved via the "Table properties" dialog.