When a page break is in the middle of a table row, Writer will show a bottom border on the end of the page and a top border on the next page in the middle of a row.
This is unwanted as it prevents a clear view whether a row extends to the next page or a row started on a previous page.
Steps to reproduce:
1. create a table with many rows.
2. Fill each row with many alineas of text
3. Make sure there is page break in the middle of the row
At the end of the page libre will draw a borderline in the middle of the row. At the beginning of the next page it will draw a top border line in the middle of the row.
One expects to see top and bottom border lines only at the actual top and bottom of a row.
I use tables a lot for storing related topics. I use a two column table, this way I can create titles/authors/comments in the first column and put the topic in the second. It allows to have a smaller, more readable columns of text. The fake borderlines often mislead me. I also use tables for invoices, bills etc. Again the fake horizontal borders are misleading here.
Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: 22.214.171.124 release
Corresponds to MSO behavior, not a bug.
I am so bold to disagree. For two reasons.
1 - Is every MS bug for LO wanted behavior?
If that is LO's ideal than this guarantees that it will always fall short of MSO, as MS will make sure it never reaches full compatibility. I can understand you might want to keep this as the default behavior for compatibility reasons. But it is still a bug, because it does not show table rows as they are.
2 - In MS Office you can avoid this bug by unchecking to split rows between pages, in LO you can not. So LO behavior is only partly compliant to MSO behavior. And it also makes this bug more serious in LO than MSO.
Now MS solution is okay, but fails when rows are really big, then you get ineffcient ugly use of space on pages. So I would suggest a threefold option. The two of MS and the one I suggested. Lets make it better, not equally insufficient.
I am happy to see that LO does some things better then MSO. For instance formula's in tables work far better than in word tables. Table functionality is extremely important as it is used a lot in creating forms, invoices, bills, etc. Something LO is not yet on par with MSO.
Moving to UNCONFIRMED so QA can look at it with fresh eyes.
Sorry but please attach a document - QA does not have the time to reproduce documents from scratch. Marking as NEEDINFO - once you attach a document - set the bug to UNCONFIRMED (please not REOPENED), and then we'll take a look. Thanks!
Created attachment 113825 [details]
The attached document shows a row split across a page break. It visually looks like two rows. Deleting paragraphs before the table to bring row 6 onto first page shows it is one row.
I don't know when the option was added but if you go into the Table Properties -> Text Flow -> Allow row to break across pages and columns and uncheck that then the row stays together.
Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
if you unckeck that option the table won't go across pages.
but what the user wants is to allow table to go across pages without showing the "fake" borders of the rows that go across the pages.
I think it's a corner case, but I understand why the issue was reported.
so I set status to NEW since I see "fake" borders in the test file under Win8.1x64 using LibO 126.96.36.199
already the case in LibreOffice 3.3.0
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