Sometimes it would be helpful to move or rotate tables in writer.
Large tables are often to wide so I have to rotate them 90°.
I do not want to rotate the whole page. Because after that the header and footer is moving also.
Steps to Reproduce:
create a large table
table to wide for normal view
posibility to rotate the table
User Profile Reset: No
It's possible to rotate text, images, ... within a table. So I don't see the necessity to rotate a table as a whole.
cc: Design-eam for further input
The exact use case is not clear top me. And since rotated text is not reader-friendly, shall we really support this?
For the (freely) moving request: Select the table (Table > Select > Table) and insert a frame it (Insert > Frame > Frame... and Okay).
I adjusted the summary accordingly.
Unfortunately rotating the text of each cell in a table (select all -> rotate -> optimize height/width) is much more cumbersome and is error prone.
While current alternative of inserting a page break to layout a table onto a landscape page shifts the header/footer of the page to the long page axis, awkward for printing/binding of a document.
As Heiko noted for moving a table (and its anchor) current use of a Frame to hold the table is efficient.
So any reason rotating a table could not be implemented by rotatation of an enclosing frame--as done for images now?
If ODF would allow that, it should be a limited dev effort to implement the feature. Right?
More simple approach is to take the row count and properties (width, height...) into cols and vice versa, and to rotate the text finally. Could also be done per extension.
I agree, in some cases, rotation of a table without changing the page orientation would be nice.
However, I couldn't do it with frames. If I insert a frame, I cannot rotate it. Is it something I just cannot find or this feature doesn't exist?
The https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91530 bug is about this and the solution proposed there (using Text Box instead of Frame) works only with texts but does not work with tables.
(In reply to csongor from comment #6)
> However, I couldn't do it with frames....
Original subject was "moving, rotating tables in LibreOffice writer" and the moving part is up to the frames. Would be an interesting enhancement if frames could rotate.
Not clear bug 91530 was closed correctly. Anyhow, use case for rotated tables in a word processor is pretty clear, and existing methods of achieving it are currently too cumbersome. As one alternative, to complement the moving of tables held in anchored frames, rotation of tables held in frames seems valid--if ODF container can support. RFE design and dev effort.
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Rather complicated to implement I guess.
But no objections that I could think of.
So accepted by UX; don't see much coding trouble, could be realized per extension by taking the right-top cell as top-left with row-to-col and row-to-col properties etc.