Downstream report may be found at:
1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu precise (development branch)
2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
*** 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1 0
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages
3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Writer via the Terminal:
cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/462564/+attachment/894856/+files/test.odt && lowriter -nologo test.odt
is when one highlights the second column of the table -> secondary clicks -> Column -> Delete is only that column is deleted. Please see movie for more details: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/462564/+attachment/894864/+files/out.ogv
4) What happens instead is the whole table is deleted.
WORKAROUND: Split the table then delete the column.
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 220.127.116.11" German UI/Locale [Build-ID: 281b639-6baa1d3-ef66a77-d866f25-f36d45f] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)
Splitting first cell heals the problem
This one might be more an enhancement request than a bug
Please set Status to ASSIGNED and add yourself to "Assigned To" if you accept this Bug
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 46733 ***