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Bug 115359 - Table easily falls off slide when inserting additional rows/columns in Impress
Summary: Table easily falls off slide when inserting additional rows/columns in Impress
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: ImpressDraw-Tables
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Reported: 2018-02-01 01:20 UTC by Aron Budea
Modified: 2018-09-12 07:47 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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2018-02-01 01:20 UTC, Aron Budea

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Description Aron Budea 2018-02-01 01:20:40 UTC
Created attachment 139484 [details]

- Create a 2x2 table in Impress.
- Insert 4 extra columns.

=> Table badly falls off to the right of the slide. If a 2x6 (row x column) table is created right away, it fits much better.

Basically, the table should never extend outside a slide when the size is increased indirectly.

However, I'm not sure what kind of algorithm the increase/repositioning follow. Should it be extended in the direction where the new rows/columns are added? Or should it stay centered over the original position? Or maybe resize in both directions proportionally?

Dear UX team, are there any usability practices to follow here?

Observed using LO & 3.3.0 / Windows 7.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2018-02-01 08:54:09 UTC
I don't see any alternative to how it's handled in Writer, meaning to reduce the width of all columns. 

On the other hand, how many columns fit nicely into the table depend on the screen/app size. With a reasonable large width you can have 10 columns without any problem. As the table is floating in a frame it's possible to place it at the right edge of the slide, which makes no sense but contradicts all countermeasures.

Balancing the options my take is WONTFIX.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2018-09-12 07:47:30 UTC
No more opinions, closing as WF. Maybe Justin has an idea as he is improving the autosize feature currently.