in the help manual clicking the help button in the column tab of the table configuration window there is a very mileading error, this:
"Adapt table width
Maintains the current width of the table when you change the width of a column. This option is not available if Automatic is selected in the Alignment area on the Table tab."
and it is not true, becouse it has this behaviour when it is not checked.. as well explained in the online manual:
"Adapt table width: If a table already stretches to the page margins, it cannot stretch any
wider and the Adapt table width option is not available. If the table is narrower, increasing
the width of a column will increase the width of the whole table.
If the table width already extends past the margins, with the Adapt table width option
checked, attempting to change a column width will automatically decrease that column’s
size so that the table will now shrink to the page margins while keeping any other column
where also other errors appear:
-)"If a table already stretches to the page margins, it cannot stretch any wider and the Adapt table width option is not available"
this happens only if automatic algnement is checked iin the Alignment area on the Table tab
-)in the section "To adjust the resizing parameters and behavior for keyboard handling, choose Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Table."
there is this sentence:
"Fixed, proportional: when resizing a cell with this option selected, all the other cells are
also resized proportionally, Also in this case the width of the table remains constant."
and this cannot happen becouse resizing a cell when all the other cells are also resized cannot be maintaining the width of the table
Steps to reproduce:
rightclick in a table> table...> columns tab > click on help
show wrong instruction manual
should shows the correct instruction as in the online manual
Operating System: openSUSE
Version: 220.127.116.11 release
Thanks for your report - however, this mistake in help was already reported as bug 42023 and fixed for 4.2.
Do you mean by "online manual" the book "LibreOffice Writer Guide"? In that case, errors should be reported to the documentation team mailing list, as suggested here:
Closing as duplicate - feel free to reopen it if you think that help is not still correct or complete.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 42023 ***