Bug 122791 - Display column widths under table properties for more than just six columns
Summary: Display column widths under table properties for more than just six columns
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: difficultyBeginner, easyHack, skillDesign, topicUI
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Blocks: Writer-Table-Properties-Dialog
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Reported: 2019-01-17 16:44 UTC by Daniel Grigoras
Modified: 2019-02-20 13:30 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Column widths display issue (9.52 KB, image/png)
2019-01-17 16:45 UTC, Daniel Grigoras

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Description Daniel Grigoras 2019-01-17 16:44:47 UTC
There is plenty of space to display the width of more than just the six column widths currently displayed. I often work with tables with more than just six columns, like the one with 28 columns I currently work and it's very cumbersome to use the arrows to navigate from one columns width to another.

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Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1 Daniel Grigoras 2019-01-17 16:45:29 UTC
Created attachment 148404 [details]
Column widths display issue
Comment 2 Dieter Praas 2019-01-17 19:14:15 UTC
Daniel, just to be sure: Do you propose to add further columns in a second (third) line or do you want to extent the width of the properties dialog?
Comment 3 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-01-20 19:38:05 UTC
UX-team, what do you think?

For me it's WONTFIX.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2019-01-21 11:20:09 UTC
There is space for two more, I'd say.
Comment 5 Cor Nouws 2019-01-22 20:24:35 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> There is space for two more, I'd say.

I have just 4 visible. It is depending on the theme.
And there is the arrow top-right..

One might want to have 
 - a slider = faster..
 - a dialog of which the width can be adjusted by the user
Comment 6 csongor 2019-01-23 05:21:35 UTC
It would be nice if the user could resize the dialog. The number of columns could depend on the width of the dialog. 

Apart from this, a horizontal scrollbar would be nice to have, rather thank clicking the current tiny arrow symbols.
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2019-01-24 09:26:06 UTC
To summarize, the preferred solution is an option how many fields are shown by default and a slider to deal with the overflow. However, the quick and dirty improvement for now is to extend the dialog to 8 fields.

Adding two fields is likely an easyhack.
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2019-02-20 13:30:23 UTC
Two code pointers sw/source/ui/table/tabledlg.cxx and sw/uiconfig/swriter/ui/tablecolumnpage.ui. Just adding two spin buttons is a quick and dirty solution. 

It would be really cool when we get a table/grid instead that works in a WYSIWYG manner.