At 08:37 01/12/2015 -0700, Junper Noname wrote:
Where should I post a suggestion that would improve LibreOffice?
You can suggest enhancements at the web site; start at
https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/feedback/ . But it is very
sensible to discuss ideas here first - as you have done - since you
may find both that something of what you need already exists and that
others can contribute to your suggested improvements.
This is about tables in Writer. I went about to create a calendar
out of a table to mark the holidays in December when I noticed how
difficult it was to format the size of table and cells. I feel that
not being able to set width of all cells to an exact number is not good.
You can do this.
o If you create an empty table that fills the text width between page
margins, the width of all cells will be equal.
o Providing Alignment (on the Table tab of the Table Format dialogue)
is not set to Automatic (which you can change after the table is
created), you can tick "Adjust columns proportionally" on the Columns
tab. If you then use the "Column width" boxes on that tab to change
widths, they will all change in step.
o Select relevant columns of your table and go to right-click |
Column > | Space Equally.
o Select relevant columns of your table and go to Table | Autofit > |
Distribute Columns Evenly.
These last two techniques can be used either for all columns or for
some columns only.
What I had to do is figure out initial width that would fit my
needs, multiply by column count, set the table to that calculated
width and finally space out column width evenly. It would make a lot
of sense for the computer to make the calculations and adjust both
cell and table width.
Which of the above techniques did you miss? See "column widths in
tables" in the help text. All of this is also explained in Chapter 9
of the Writer Guide - also available from the web site.
I trust this helps.
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