Bug 86909 - [Writer] Text-flow paragraph properties not working in tables
Summary: [Writer] Text-flow paragraph properties not working in tables
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables Writer-Styles-Paragraph
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Reported: 2014-12-01 16:56 UTC by Dan
Modified: 2020-11-17 05:00 UTC (History)
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Simple table with lorem ipsum text (35.91 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-12-03 16:56 UTC, Dan

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Description Dan 2014-12-01 16:56:32 UTC
The text-flow options "Do not split pararaph", "Keep with next paragraph" and "Widow / Orphan control" do not work for text placed inside table cells.

This is, AFAIK, not an intended feature (at least I cannot see the reasons for that).

Tested on Mac OS X and LO release, but probably OS unrelated.

[N.B.: In fact, I observed some very strange behaviour in this connection when working in a multi-column table (properties set for a paragraph in the first column of a two- column table were applied to the corresponding "mirror" paragraph in the second column); however, I failed to replicate this behaviour during subsequent investigations.]
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2014-12-03 12:48:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Dan 2014-12-03 16:56:15 UTC
Created attachment 110414 [details]
Simple table with lorem ipsum text
Comment 3 Dan 2014-12-03 16:56:43 UTC
(In reply to Alex Thurgood from comment #1)
> Please provide sample document, and OSX version

(1) OS X 10.10.1 (does not look OS related though)
(2) a simple sample document can be easily creaed by anyone, but I am attaching one for convenience. 

N.B.: Formatting may be an issue and the paragraph breaks may not be exactly the same on all systems. But the desired outcome can easily be recreated by adjusting paragraph length as needed.

- Para 1 has "Do not split paragraph" box checked but the paragraph is still divided between pages 1 and 2.
- Para 4 has Widow/Orphan control" turned on so there should not be an orphaned line before page break.

Experimenting with "Keep with next paragraph" possible too in the document.
Comment 4 Gordo 2015-03-13 09:01:09 UTC
Reproducible in Windows
Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Comment 5 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:27:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Sapomaro 2017-01-04 02:30:27 UTC
Paragraph text flow orphan and widow control still doesn't work in table cells.

Reproducible in Windows 10 Home and Windows 7 Home
LibreOffice Writer Version: (x64) and older versions
Build ID: 3d5603e1122f0f102b62521720ab13a38a4e0eb0
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-01-05 03:41:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete, spam)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2020-11-17 05:00:41 UTC
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