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Table in Draw losing formatting

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:47 am
by arthurpgoldberg
Hello

I'm creating a poster with Draw.

It contains a table with 7 columns and about a dozen rows. I've encountered three significant problems:
1) Changes to cell border width and color get lost.
2) Changes to font size get lost.
3) Changes to spacing between cell borders and text get lost.

#1 and #3 occur while the file is open; I found that #2 occurred between save and close, and a subsequent open

E.g., wrt #2 I attach a shot of the table. Before saving all checkmarks were the same size.

Suggestions?

Arthur

Re: Table in Draw losing formatting

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:34 am
by Zizi64
Please upload a sample file here, and please upload a screen shot picture about the formatted state of your table. (Please use .png file format and optimize your picture to 256 color before you upload it here, because the file size limit is 128 KiB in this forum.)

Re: Table in Draw losing formatting

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:34 pm
by arthurpgoldberg
Thanks Zizi

I attach the document. No privacy concerns -- a refined version will be presented next week.

Three screenshots are available in https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o1k4xq994wev ... -Mb_a?dl=0

Feel free to modify and repost them as you wish.

Thanks for your help.
Arthur

Re: Table in Draw losing formatting

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:48 pm
by Zizi64
Here are the optimized pictures:

oo draw table problems - selected, gridlines present_preview.png
oo draw table problems - selected, gridlines present_preview

oo draw table problems - deselected, gridlines vanish_preview.png
oo draw table problems - deselected, gridlines vanish_preview

oo draw table problems - saved, closed and opened - font sizes change_preview.png
oo draw table problems - saved, closed and opened - font sizes change_preview

Re: Table in Draw losing formatting

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:54 pm
by arthurpgoldberg
To answer my own post, I'm considering 3 approaches to addressing this problem:

a) Upgrade to the most recent OO, although that only makes sense if these are known bugs and have been fixed,
b) Recreate with a matrix individual rectangles, which is my leading short-term backup plan, and
c) Switch to Adobe Illustrator, which is my long-term plan.

Arthur

PS. If these are not known, and fixed bugs, could someone please report them? I don't have time.

Re: Table in Draw losing formatting

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:41 am
by Zizi64
I'm creating a poster with Draw.

It contains a table with 7 columns and about a dozen rows. I've encountered three significant problems:

1) Changes to cell border width and color get lost.


How you tried to apply the border lines?
I can not see any border lines on your pictures. The grey lines are not real border lines, but they are helper lines only for the edit mode of the table. They will be appeared when you swith the table into "edit mode" (when the whole table will be selected).
You need apply real border lines at least 1 Pt line width - if you want border lines for the table. (The 0,05 Pt is a very thin line width)

Re: Table in Draw losing formatting

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:58 am
by Zizi64
Oh, sorry... The border line adjusting function exists in the LibreOffice only,
Line_width_for_border_line_of_the_Draw_tables_LibreOffice.png
Line_width_for_border_line_of_the_Draw_tables_LibreOffice


but not exist in the Apache OpenOffice (It is not exist in my the AOO 4.1.5 portable version)
Line_width_for_border_line_of_the_Draw_tables_OpenOffice.png
Line_width_for_border_line_of_the_Draw_tables_OpenOffice



I have tried this function in my LibreOffice 5.4.7 version first, then checked it in the the Apache OpenOffice 4,1,5 version...


To answer my own post, I'm considering 3 approaches to addressing this problem:

a) Upgrade to the most recent OO, although that only makes sense if these are known bugs and have been fixed,

As you see on my pictures the Borderline function works in the recent AOO 4.1.5 version, but the line width function not.
I just set and adjusted the line properties of the table border in my Libreoffice 5.4.7:

poster debugging sampleLO.odg
(37.79 KiB) Downloaded 44 times


It is appeared (without any changing) in my AOO 4.1.5 too. You can adjust the line color (and style), but you can not adjust the line width with the AOO.

Re: Table in Draw losing formatting

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:46 pm
by arthurpgoldberg
Thanks Zizi

Table line border width does exist in the "Table properties" function of AOO 4.1.3 on the mac.

There are 2 ways to do it: "Table properties" directly, and "select rows - control click - select table".

Please see screenshots illustrating this in this Dropbox folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o1k4xq994wev ... -Mb_a?dl=0

The bug is that these changes to the border lines get lost, as you see in "oo draw table problems - deselected, gridlines vanish". I don't know exactly which step loses them.