If I copy a column/row, then I want to copy its properties with it. This includes background shading of cells. Currently, this is not reproduced.
I assume, that background shading is the same as background colour.
1. Open writer and create a table.
2. Set background colour to some cells.
3. Copy the row, containing this cells
a) Paste it in an existing table => background colour doesn't persist
b) Paste it as a new table => background colour persists
I haven't proved, if this is the same with other properties.
Thanks for the additional precision, confirmed.
So the bug is: Cell properties (color, shading, borders) are not preserved upon copying a cell or column or row into an existent table (no matter whether the same or another one).
Cell properties are preserved if a new table is created by the transferred material.
This is inconsistent: Cell properties should always be preserved upon copy or cut operations.
Created attachment 145468 [details]
Test table in Writer
We need to reconsider this one.
On a simple copy to existing table, we copy cell content and don't want to copy whole cells including properties like color and border.
We should have an option for that and that's via Paste special.
From what I see, when we copy cells or row (like red row 3) to the existing table (ex. to row 5), from 6.2+ we have somewhat better RTF copying properties but it's still not correct with cells content (cell content from 1st column repeated).
Tables can have a direct formatting (cell background or font color, for example, set) and a styles (also known as Table > Autoformat Styles... from the past, now available as Table Style in the sidebar). Copy/paste should preserve the formatting but Paste Special should allow to insert the source unformatted. When copying content from a table with style (let's say even column with shading) the target style has to be used (similar discussion on what should happens for copy/paste with styles but for slides in bug 112697).
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In LO 22.214.171.124, behavior still is as it was before:
a) I copy a table row/column that has a background color to another table: the background color is not transferred.
b) I copy a row/column whose cells contain indented paragraphs: Indentation is transferred.
c) I copy one part out of a cell content which is an indented paragraph: Indentation is transferred.
Desired behavior, as far as I am concerned, would be:
a: Preserve the attribute.
b: Preserve the attribute.
c: Do not preserve the attribute, since it is one of the entire cell, not of its part.
This is related to Bug 124959: LO still lacks a principled distinction between attributes of entire block elements (paragraphs, table components) and inline elements (parts of a paragraph or of a table cell).