1. Create a table with 5 columns and 3 rows.
2. Open "Table Properties" window.
3. Click "Table" tab. Ensure the table alignment is "Automatic".
4. Click "Columns" tab. Notice that columns are specified in absolute units, i.e. centimeters or inches.
5. Return to "Table" tab and change the alignment to "Left". Then, return to "Columns" tab and notice that columns are specified in percents.
Is it good enough? Isn't it better to have percents already in step 4, i.e. for automatic alignment?
Steps to Reproduce:
User Profile Reset: No
I can't confirm it with
Version: 18.104.22.168 (x64)
Build ID: f41f4c7f9507aeca13cb9df51f34d80e8ba30a99
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win;
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-GB
and also not with
Version: 22.214.171.124.alpha1 (x64)
Build ID: cc57df8f942f239d29cb575ea5a7cb01405db787
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; UI render: GL; VCL: win;
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Columns always shows absolute units (I treid with every setting in alignment)
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a) that you use the latest version of of LibreOffice from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ?
b) Make sure, that the reported issue is not related to corruption in the user profile. Please reset your
Libreoffice profile (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile) and re-test?
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version and with a fresh user profile. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
(In reply to Dieter Praas from comment #1)
> I can't confirm it with
> 5. Return to "Table" tab and change the alignment to "Left".
...and check "[ ] Relative".
Units are everywhere given in absolute values unless you set relative, for example there are many requests around font size in percent. My preferred solution is a per-control switch (linked across similar controls in this case) as discussed in bug 72662.
Back to the topic: with percent by default we cannot switch back to absolute values. And many use cases require this. So my take is WF.
Got some disagreement to the enhancement request here and at the design meeting. But thanks for your enhancement idea anyway.