Issue 99745 - Improve tabl border formatting options
Summary: Improve tabl border formatting options
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2009-03-01 13:12 UTC by enoxyz
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
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Example how borders are set in WordPerfect (6.66 KB, image/png)
2009-03-01 13:15 UTC, enoxyz
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Description enoxyz 2009-03-01 13:12:55 UTC
I try to give the first row in a table, a lower doubleline (and leave the other
lines to single) It seems impossible. I can only apply doublelines to the
complete row. Trying to do this, I noticed lots of bugs in this functionality.

Selecting a linestyle, immediately sets all lines of selected row to that style.
Whereas in Word, the linestyle is only set after selecting which of the lines
should be set (by selecting which borders).

Selecting the lines (borders) to set in Writer, works very randomly. Selecting
complete border, does not apply upper border most of the times. Unselecting
vertical inner lines, works (sometimes), but unselecting horizontal inner lines,
does not work. Most of the times selecting borders, does not change anything.

The only thing selecting borders seems capable of (again: sometimes), is making
certain lines invisible. If that is the purpose of setting the border, than the
possibilities and usability are very limited.

I suggest to copy the functionality as it is implemented in Word, or even better
how it works in WordPerfect, where one can set a linestyle immediately to a
certain part of the border.
Comment 1 enoxyz 2009-03-01 13:15:10 UTC
Created attachment 60567 [details]
Example how borders are set in WordPerfect
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2009-03-02 14:31:35 UTC
That something does not work in the same way than in other applcations is not
automatically a bug.
Writer's intention of formatting table cells is to select the cells and then
apply the desired formats to it.