Bug 152711 - Make Writer table styles _proper_ styles
Summary: Make Writer table styles _proper_ styles
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
: 160074 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 49437
Blocks: Table-Styles Writer-Tables-Style ODF-spec
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Reported: 2022-12-28 22:16 UTC by Eyal Rozenberg
Modified: 2024-03-24 12:15 UTC (History)
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Description Eyal Rozenberg 2022-12-28 22:16:23 UTC
Writer table styles are not proper styles - and they should be.

How are they "not proper"? 

* They cannot be edited
* Changes to a Table Style design don't apply to tables already set to have that design (this is trivially true since they can't be changed)
* Aren't hierarchical (i.e. can't inherit other table styles)
* Don't have associated cell/drawing object styles - for different parts of the table which are style different, e.g. header and footer cells, start/end column, "body" cells.
* Can't get embedded in the document (if I am not mistaken)
Comment 2 Eyal Rozenberg 2022-12-28 23:05:00 UTC
(In reply to Eyal Rozenberg from comment #0)
> Writer table styles are not proper styles - and they should be.
> How are they "not proper"? 

Another aspect of impropriety: A table can have _no_ style (as opposed to the Default style). That's not the case for paragraphs, pages, etc. Instead, every table should have a style, even if it's implicitly the default style. i.e. the reverse of bug 138453.
Comment 3 Eyal Rozenberg 2022-12-28 23:09:48 UTC
(In reply to m.a.riosv from comment #1)
> There are two META. Please search for a dup.
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101756
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107553

I re-checked, and have not found any duplicates of this bug. You can double-check, of course... and once you are satisfied it's not a duep, please consider confirming :-)
Comment 4 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-12-29 18:27:57 UTC
There is a relevant conversation around the work that recently made Table Designs editable in Impress/Draw: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/141825/4#message-60f3292076828cfc8544059b4c264b8cf1a2f22c
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2024-03-24 11:29:19 UTC
*** Bug 160074 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***