Created attachment 57599 [details]
Screenshot of how it looks with space between elements
Problem description: If you apply border to consecutive headings, the lower border won't get drawn unless there is space between the two headings. Basically, the problem seems to be with lower border styling disappearing when styling the next element as well.
Steps to reproduce:
1. create new document
2. create a "Header 1" line
3. create a "header 2" line as the next section
4. modify Header 1 to have a top and bottom border
5. modify Header 2 to have a top and bottom border
4. both borders show up on H1
5. only top border on H1 and lower border on H2 shows up
If you put a element between the two, then it will show up correctly. However, You very often have one header element following the next at the start of sections.
5. both borders show up
Platform (if different from the browser):
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2
Created attachment 57600 [details]
Screenshow of how it looks with no space between elements
Thanks for bugreport
Disable option "Merge with next paragraph" (in tab Borders, on bottom)
Ah, thanks. user error. :)
Perhaps an enhancement would be to alter the language somehow. "Merge with next paragraph" isn't exactly descriptive of the behavior.
"Merge borders for same styled paragraphs"
"Combine borders for same styled paragraphs"
"Combined border for same styled paragraphs"
"Single border for sequential same styled paragraphs"
I would also think a "more expected" default behavior would be for the option to be unchecked (although, other people may expect something different, I suppose, depending on the border type). For starting with an outline in a document, I would expect the borders to be there separately. For final formatting, perhaps not. Hmm...
I'll switch it over to enhancement since it does work as expected.
> "Merge borders for same styled paragraphs"
It merges different styles as well. So "for same styled paragraphs" not applicable.
(In reply to comment #5)
> > "Merge borders for same styled paragraphs"
> It merges different styles as well. So "for same styled paragraphs" not
Well, if I have my "heading 1" and "heading 2" with both set to merge and border of underlined, if I set the merge with next paragraph, they are both still underlined. The borders are only combined if I have 2 heading 1's immediately next to each other.
If they are supposed to merge with whatever paragraph is next, then it isn't working. And in this case, the expected outcome is completely unintuitive as to what the end result would be.
Created attachment 87872 [details]
ODT example of styles with borders
Attached example shows:
- Heading 1 with 6pt border above/below
- Heading 2 with 4pt border above/below
- Text Body with 2pt border above/below
One triplet of lines are adjacent and the next is separated by a single blank line in Default Style. All styles have the "Merge with next paragraph" option checked.
As far the behaviour of changing the border thickness of these styles is concerned, they behave as expected under Ubuntu 10.04 running v220.127.116.11. Where two adjacent styles have the same thickness border, then the lines are merged. Only when separated by an intervening style or when the line thickness differs does a style retain both above and below borders.
In terms of improving the wording I think "Merge borders of identical style" would be clearer as the focus is on the /border/ and not the paragraph (as comment #5 indicated).
Setting status to NEW (for changing the phrase as indicated).