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From: Alan Mead <>
To: Dave Barton <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:49:42 -0600

Why does adding a border to a table in Writer change the cell margins?

I paste RTF tables into Writer documents a lot.  If you compare the top
(unformatted) and bottom (borders added) tables, you can see that the
first row and the bottom row are slightly indented the "C" in
"Construct" and in "Cautiousness" have been moved slightly to the right
(which has caused the word "Cautiousness" to wrap) while the other two
rows are flush against the left border.  This looks tacky.  How to I
prevent LO from changing the cell margin when I add borders?

FWIW, here are some things I've tried.  I have no idea how to affect the
cell margins, because if I go Table -> Borders, the "Spacing to
contents" is all zero's.  The style of a regular table is "Table
Contents" but changing the style to "Table Contents" has no effect. 
Also, highlighting the text and selecting "Remove direct formatting" has
no effect.

I think you can duplicate this with a regularly-created table by
creating the table, removing all borders, changing the spacing to
contents to zero, then adding borders.


Your email suggests that you _may_ have attached images to your post. If
so, the list servers have removed them so we can't compare what you are

I tried unsuccessfully to duplicate the issue with LO on Win 7
x64. Can you tell us which version of LO you are using, upload an
illustration to a file sharing service and post the link back to the list.


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