Bug 73896 - UI default cell frame defined from sidebar is too thick
Summary: UI default cell frame defined from sidebar is too thick
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Cell-Border Sidebar-Properties
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Reported: 2014-01-21 20:19 UTC by Milos Sramek
Modified: 2021-12-16 12:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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screenshot showing currently predefined cell borders (68.44 KB, image/png)
2016-09-16 06:43 UTC, Milos Sramek

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Description Milos Sramek 2014-01-21 20:19:15 UTC
The Cell Border section in the new Calc sidebar is a step in the right direction. Using it, I can now easily create a table with thin framed cells inside and a thick frame outside - which was nearly impossible earlier (or, at least, I did not find out how to do that).

However, the default thick frames are too thick.

The unnamed dropdown menu there offers four frame thicknesses: 0.05pt, 2.5pt, 4pt and 5pt. The thick frame in the menu on the left seems to be coupled with this and has thickness 2.5pt - which is too thick. Therefore, I recommend to change the scale to 0.05pt, 1pt, 2pt and 3pt, since then the thicker frame in the Cell Border dropdown menu will be 1pt - which is the same, as MS Office uses the same dimensions. In that case LO will be compatible and, as I think, many users will appreciate it.

Frames in LO have also other problems, but correction of this one (perhaps not that complicated), would improve usability significantly.

Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-01-26 17:08:23 UTC
You should try the master in which Kohei Yoshida did a great job on cell border recently (see his blog).

Set as enhancement.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Roeland 2016-09-15 18:56:43 UTC
Hi Milos, which menu do you mean exactly? Is this still reproducable in 5.2?
Comment 3 Milos Sramek 2016-09-16 06:43:03 UTC
Created attachment 127355 [details]
screenshot showing currently predefined cell borders

It is the "Select the line style of the borders". A screenshot is attached
Comment 4 Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia) 2021-12-16 12:54:02 UTC
Default widths have been reworked in bug 48622 / https://git.libreoffice.org/core/commit/41b99644e8913dd4797775f4931382e93fa12a00 .

Closing this now. If any further fixes are needed, please open a new specific bug report.