While triaging bug 150152 I came across another opportunity to improve the dialog: table formats will always assume that the last row is a Total Row. Therefore, if you simply want banded rows without total rows, you simply cannot do that in a table where the number of rows is even (4, 6, 8, ... rows).
Steps to reproduce:
1) Open Writer and insert a table with 4 rows and 5 colums
2) Go to Table - AutoFormat Styles
3) Select the style "Simple Grid Rows" and click OK
The resulting table has the last 2 rows with grey background. There is no way to disable the Total Row and have the last row in white color.
What I'm proposing is to add a "Total row" checkbox that disable the application of the total row format.
I confirm the described behaviour with
Version: 126.96.36.199 (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 184fe81b8c8c30d8b5082578aee2fed2ea847c01
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19044; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
but I don't know, if every table style has a total row as last row. If this is true, I support the idea.
We could add that option at
1) Insert table dialog
2) AutoFormat dialog
The legacy "autoformat" dialog indeed misses this option. However, we wanted to retire it and have a new UI as requested in bug 105933. So adding it could be an intermediate solution but hard to say if it's worth the effort.