Bug 109155 - Option to fix the table column header when scrolling down?
Summary: Option to fix the table column header when scrolling down?
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Writer-Tables-Enhancements
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Reported: 2017-07-17 11:31 UTC by Robert Orzanna
Modified: 2019-01-21 11:19 UTC (History)
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Description Robert Orzanna 2017-07-17 11:31:52 UTC
Imagine working with a large table with multiple columns in LO Writer that spans over several pages. 

I quickly lose overview over the columns and what to enter in the appropriate rows because I need to see the table column header.

Hence, I have to frequently scroll up again to check which column refers to what.

It would be so incredibly useful if there was a setting to visually fix the table column head (the first row of the table) so that it scrolls down while I am scrolling down the document.

Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2017-07-17 21:32:00 UTC
You can freeze the row or the columns as headers: https://help.libreoffice.org/Calc/Freezing_Rows_or_Columns_as_Headers
Comment 2 Robert Orzanna 2017-07-18 06:01:53 UTC
Dear Xisco, 

Your help article talks about Calc.

My bug report is for Writer.
Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2017-07-30 16:42:41 UTC
In table properties you have an option to repeat the title row on each page.
You can set this option as default for all new table in Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Table
I think that is what you need.

Closing as WorksForMe. Feel free to reopen if you disagree.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 4 Robert Orzanna 2017-07-31 04:47:36 UTC
Sufficient, yes. Thanks, Jean!