Bug 145940 - Easier way of proportionally resizing table width
Summary: Easier way of proportionally resizing table width
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: difficultyMedium, filter:odt, topicUI
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables-Alignment
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Reported: 2021-11-29 05:47 UTC by hedley.finger
Modified: 2023-07-10 03:14 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description hedley.finger 2021-11-29 05:47:02 UTC
Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS 

The procedure for resizing the width of a table is maddeningly difficult to find. Case: I created a full-width, margin-to-margin table in portrait page orientation. I changed the page to landscape and wanted to widen to again fit to margins.

Select all columns in a table (or an entire row), position cursor over any column vertical boundary and move L or R. Table should resize all columns proportionately to the new width.
Extra icing:
After commencing to adjust columns, a dialogue pops up asking if you want to equalise column widths or proportionally change them; also allows you to select margin to margin by clicking a button, Left and/or Right indents; otherwise dismiss dialogue and continue to resize manually.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Current method not broken,just user unfriendly.

Actual Results:
Not applicable

Expected Results:
Not applicable

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 7b257967b9cd574cb72598999edde852baa10d80
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2)
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.2 (Core Profile) Mesa 21.0.3
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.20
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 21.0.3
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.0 Mesa 21.0.3
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.00
OpenGL ES profile extensions:
Comment 1 hedley.finger 2021-11-29 05:49:29 UTC
Re Suggestion: in Description: text, perhaps a key combination to activate proportional resizing.
Comment 2 Roman Kuznetsov 2021-12-05 15:40:36 UTC
>Case: I created a full-width, margin-to-margin table in portrait page orientation. I changed the page to landscape and wanted to widen to again fit to margins.

Hm... I tryied it and got just margin-to-margin table automatically

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 2934472ab888ebfe64a153984af2902fac63a7a0
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.16; UI render: Skia/Metal; VCL: osx
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 3 Dieter 2022-12-10 06:51:14 UTC
I can't confirm with

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 5b18eebc2c95321ce7e6edf10f4df81557382a48
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL threaded

1. Open an new document
2. Insert a 5x5 table with table picker (table has width of text area)
3. Change page orientation to landscape

Actual and expected result: table width from text margin to text margin.

Could you please retest with actual version of LO?
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2023-06-09 03:14:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2023-07-10 03:14:06 UTC
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