Bug 60173 - Need a way to format every nth border
Summary: Need a way to format every nth border
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Cell-Border
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Reported: 2013-02-01 19:58 UTC by Steve Kelem
Modified: 2016-09-06 20:38 UTC (History)
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Description Steve Kelem 2013-02-01 19:58:21 UTC
I'm using LibreOffice on Ubuntu 12.10.

I use cell color and cell borders to group and distinguish groups of cells in my spreadsheet.

I need bold horizontal borders every 4 rows. This is a pain to do in the current version because you can't specify "embolden the borders on every nth row". So I do it manually, for enough of the spreadsheet as I need to deal with.
(This formatting is undone if I drag the fill handle to copy formula(e) across multiple rows.)

Please add a method, perhaps similar to the one used in FrameMaker, that allows the specification of two levels of formatting: (a) the one we currently have, and (b) a separate one for every nth row/column. This way we could have groups of n columns/rows with bolder borders every nth row/column and different colors every nth row/column. This kind of grouping by color and/or border is really useful for making columns and rows of data more readable.