It is not possible to visualize in preview a grid wider than 30 columns.
This happens if you paste times and times a cell with all borders activated or if you select more than 30 columns (each of them wide at least 0,50 cm), selecting to draw draw all the borders nd then visualize the page preview.
Up to 30 columns you work fine and this problem doesn't appear, but if it happens to paste any number of cells more, then what will be visualized (in the preview of the document) or printed on paper is just a single column, independently of the number of cells pasted or bordered.
In a previous edition of LibreOffice (version 3 if I remember well) this limitation was not present.
I've found this limit because I needed to build a grid of squares (0,50cm x 0,50cm) to build a chequered sheet on which draw graphs.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. resize columns size to 0,50cm
2. select more than 30 columns (the 30th columns is labelled AD)
3. Draw all borders
4. Examine the preview of the document
the result is that exceeding the 30 columns it will be visualized always one column out of a completely blank sheet.
What I do expect is no such limitations.
If, for example, I would like build a millimetrated paper sheet in an A4 page format, I should not be limited other than by the page margin set.
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Interesting. I confirm that Calc doesn't show anything in Print Preview if you just create borders for cells (without any data in cells). It shows just "No data".
MS Excel shows all pages with borders in its Print Preview
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what you describe is another misfunctioning of Calc.
I went around it by repeating some times the copy/paste process and writing data in the cells. After a while the borders are shown correctly.
Do you think is it necessary to open another thread fot this situation?
(In reply to Alessandro Volturno from comment #2)
> Yes, Roman.
> what you describe is another misfunctioning of Calc.
> I went around it by repeating some times the copy/paste process and writing
> data in the cells. After a while the borders are shown correctly.
> Do you think is it necessary to open another thread fot this situation?
> thank you
No I think your report is a duplicate of bug 93315
My report is similar but not the same as the one you reported. Overcoming the initial difficulty of the empty display in the preview, I have found that Calc correctly displays up to 30 columns (with all borders active). If you add even just one more, those already drawn disappear and only one is shown.