Bug 95154 - Table - Cells splitting vertically - cannot set sizes of the boxes individually/independent
Summary: Table - Cells splitting vertically - cannot set sizes of the boxes individual...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.0.0.3 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Writer-Tables
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Reported: 2015-10-18 12:10 UTC by Michael
Modified: 2019-01-18 09:31 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Attachments
Cell split (23.01 KB, application/pdf)
2015-10-21 18:29 UTC, Michael
Details
test file (9.47 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2016-04-06 11:22 UTC, raal
Details

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Description Michael 2015-10-18 12:10:41 UTC
Dear LibreOffice Team,

I wanted to create a squared table in a crossword style. So, suppose you have a table like 15x20 (columns x rows).

A first glitch I noticed, is that I can't divide all cells equally through the left click options once I decide later to make them larger or smaller, i.e. I have to set the size from the beginning, otherwise the reallocation will make the table extra huge and extend it to the next page.

Now that I have my squares I want to split some of them horizontally where the crossword clues will be entered (Scandinavian style). The thing is that when I split one cell, there is in fact an invisible line splitting all the cells of the row at the same point. This means that I cannot move the separating line from cell to cell individually in case I need to. In my attachment you will notice this. E.g. in cells 1,2,3 (also the far right one) the upper separating line within them is actually one imaginable straight line and if I want to draw it a bit lower (e.g. in cells 2 and 3) it will move in all cells of the row (if at all).

I'd appreciate if there is a solution to that. Thank you and have a nice day.

Cordially,
Michael
Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2015-10-18 14:07:11 UTC
On which LO version are you? (Last stable one is 5.0.2)
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2015-10-20 10:24:09 UTC
You say "In my attachment you will notice this", but there is no attachment.

Set to NEEDINFO.
Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided version information & attachment.
Comment 3 Michael 2015-10-21 18:29:17 UTC
Created attachment 119843 [details]
Cell split

I'll try again with the attachment. Notice that cell splitting is restricted to all vertical cells and I cannot set sizes of the boxes individually.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-10-22 17:26:39 UTC
I think Writer tables are not the best solution for creating crosswords :)
There are dedicated applications for it.
Comment 5 Michael 2015-10-22 18:00:51 UTC
Can you recommend one programme with that function? Not the classic-style crosswords but the Scandinavian ones, as in my pic. Thaaank you!
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2015-10-22 18:15:10 UTC
(In reply to Michael from comment #5)
> Can you recommend one programme with that function? Not the classic-style
> crosswords but the Scandinavian ones, as in my pic. Thaaank you!

Well, KDE has this: https://userbase.kde.org/KrossWordPuzzle http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=111726

- Different crossword types: American, Swedish, Number Puzzle and Crossnumber. User defined types are also possible based on a set of rules. Barred crosswords can be played/designed (bars added automatically).

KDE apps are easiest to get running on Linux. There is work on getting everything run smoothly on Win: https://techbase.kde.org/Projects/KDE_on_Windows
Comment 7 Michael 2015-10-22 20:14:59 UTC
I cannot download it. It says all the time ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT.
Is there a way you can upload the file somewhere and send me a link?

Thank you again!
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2015-10-23 04:59:29 UTC
(In reply to Michael from comment #7)
> I cannot download it. It says all the time ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT.
> Is there a way you can upload the file somewhere and send me a link?
> 
> Thank you again!

I recommend you install Kubuntu Linux and then install it using their package manager: http://kubuntu.org/
Comment 9 raal 2016-04-06 11:21:58 UTC
(In reply to Michael from comment #3)
> Created attachment 119843 [details]
> Cell split
> 
> I'll try again with the attachment. Notice that cell splitting is restricted
> to all vertical cells and I cannot set sizes of the boxes individually.

I can confirm with Version: 5.2.0.0.alpha0+ and 4.0; win7

steps
create table in writer
split first cell vertically into 2 cells
split cell bellow the first cell vertically into 2 cells
move border of the cell

actual results:
both cells are affected

expected results
I'm able to change only one cell (for example like in word - standard is changing all cells like in Writer, but when I select one cell, I can change position of split of one cell)
Comment 10 raal 2016-04-06 11:22:18 UTC
Created attachment 124129 [details]
test file
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:20:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-01-18 09:31:55 UTC
still repro in

Version: 6.3.0.0.alpha0+
Build ID: 6b4ea2d8ddd681fec98773d7e0bbec9657a1fc08
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded