Issue 88654 - Writer tables - assign borders with pencil tool
Summary: Writer tables - assign borders with pencil tool
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2008-04-23 16:05 UTC by kpalagin
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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Description kpalagin 2008-04-23 16:05:52 UTC
As our current behavior with setting cell borders is problematic (see issues 
46027, 26253, 83111) it would be convenient to have pencil-like tool to draw 
cell borders in Writer.
Comment 1 eric.savary 2008-04-23 22:46:12 UTC
Comment 2 ctwilliams 2010-05-08 06:00:31 UTC
I really NEED to have the pencil (or similar) tool so that I can change 
individual borders of a table - I use Word Processor for nearly everthing 
including pictures, layout etc etc so I use the pencil and eraser tools in 
Microsoft Word all the time.  Puleeeease look into introducing such tools into 
Open Office!
Comment 3 besmerm 2011-02-15 09:39:23 UTC
I am well aware that it is not the idea of open office to become excel for free
and I think that is fine (it should get much better than excel ;D). However,
this pencil / erase tool in excel is really helpful and speeds things up
enormously. So I would very much support the development of it. Unfortunately I
am not very skilled / experienced to contribute myself. Many thanks for the
great work.
Comment 4 nick87720z 2013-06-29 16:38:26 UTC
Vote multiplier:
I just faced one specific case in tables drawing, where pencil is used to split cells diagonally, and such tables seems to exist, so it is indeed necessary, unlike to cases, where text itself is the only thing, for which pencil is not used.