Bug 44773 - Unable to resize table row height with mouse if cursor outside of table
Summary: Unable to resize table row height with mouse if cursor outside of table
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 97073 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables Cell-Management
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Reported: 2012-01-14 02:37 UTC by sasha.libreoffice
Modified: 2021-08-23 06:45 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Sample Document with STR (450.01 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2021-07-05 04:43 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld Retired

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Description sasha.libreoffice 2012-01-14 02:37:17 UTC
If some picture inserted into table in Writer, sometimes impossible change size of row by mouse.
Steps to reproduce:
0. Start Writer
1. insert table with one column and some rows
2. do Tools->Galery and drag and drop one picture into first cell of table
3. Change anchor of picture to "As character"
4. Select picture
5. Try change size of cells using mouse
Expected: they will resize OR mouse cursor will not indicate that resize available
Actually: mouse cursor indicates that resize available, but only vertical lines of cells can moved. Horizontal lines (hight of cells) not changes.
And after attempt change horizontal line of table, on left margin of screen appears rule that indicates that changing of table available. We can try change table using rule. Rule indicates that table changes, but it is not true.
6. Place cursor in another cell (picture deselects)
7. Try change horizontal line of table
Expected: as in 5.
Actually: as in 5, but after several moving of cursor (caret), table begins work correctly.

produced on Libo 3.3.4, 3.4.3 and 3.5.0 beta 1 on Fedora 64 bit and Windows XP 32bit
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-01-15 00:46:01 UTC
I tested with Parallel Dev-Installation of  "LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta2- WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [Build-ID : 8589e48-760cc4d-f39cf3d-1b2857e-60db978] 

My more general experience is that before you can move a horizontal table row border the caret has to be moved into the table (by a click into the table) or some text in the table has to be selected.

This rule is strange enough, why con you move vertical borders with caret outside table, but not horizontal ones?), and even this strange rule is broken as reported: With a single selected picture the mouse pointer changes for mouseover horizontal cell border and you can move the border, but it will "jump back" as soon as you release mouse button. Having selecte "picture space pictued space picture space" mousover horizontal border will not change mouse pointer (but works with selected text.

No problem with DRAW shape in cell.

Can you confirm these additional observations?
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-01-16 03:32:36 UTC
additional confirmed on Fedora 64 bit in LibO 3.5.0 beta 2
Steps to reproduce:
0. Start Writer
1. insert table
2. insert some text after table
3. place cursor into text and try change table
Horizontal lines (hight of cells) not changes.
Comment 3 retired 2014-05-04 12:08:54 UTC
Still happening with Version:
Build ID: f76026a43acc65465882924796d93e635c35fd90
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2014-05-04_06:32:55
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:41:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Gordo 2015-06-23 12:07:24 UTC

Windows Vista 64
Build ID: f784c932ccfd756d01b70b6bb5e09ff62e1b3285

Vertical Ruler no longer shows that table has changed in master.

Build ID: 2885e157674dbefa7d9b984a399fabd1238eeedd
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-06-22_07:52:27
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:31:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Thomas Lendo 2017-06-06 22:25:33 UTC
Reproduces with steps in comment 2.

Build-ID: 200a566cf106fc724b99c373f16da0058163b28d
CPU-Threads: 4; Betriebssystem:Linux 4.8; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: gtk2; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2017-06-05_23:01:35
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2018-02-16 19:02:01 UTC
*** Bug 97073 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2019-02-17 03:44:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Cor Nouws 2019-05-23 13:27:24 UTC
still the same in Version:
Build ID: b26b6cab5d8147d35f76a21c333719c80840d08d
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.0; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-05-20_23:15:15
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

and it's the same in AOO / LO330
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2021-07-05 03:47:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2021-07-05 04:43:59 UTC
Created attachment 173357 [details]
Sample Document with STR

Still reproducible with sample document and Version (x64) / LibreOffice Community Build ID: a529a4fab45b75fefc5b6226684193eb000654f6 CPU threads: 12; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: de-DE
Comment 13 BogdanB 2021-08-23 06:45:22 UTC
Repro with
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 5b025285b3528910a4360899abb2bbbaadc72c97
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.11; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: ro-RO (ro_RO.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Note: width of cells can be changed. Only the height not.