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I do this to get my tables the way I want them to be.

1) Normally, table content has the style "Table Contents" assigned to
it. Edit that style (View > Styles, then right click on Table Contents
and select Modify... in the style list) and make sure the spacing
before and after the paragraph are zero and the the line spacing is
single (on the Indents & Spacing tab). If they are not zero and the
spacing is not single, you will not get the results you are hoping for.
2) Create your table; make sure the assigned style is indeed Table
Contents. Set it to that otherwise (select the table, apply the style).
Set the vertical alignment to Middle to center the text in the row if
the font size is small - this is purely cosmetic.
3) Go to the Table Properties, and set the up and down border paddings
to zero. I sually leave the Left/Right to whatever value they have.
4) Select the table and set the row heigth to 0,22 inches (72 points
per inch), or 0.56cm. Make sure when you set the height that you
uncheck the Fit to size box

This should work.
Best regards,

Le mardi 29 décembre 2020 à 12:35 -0800, John Jason Jordan a écrit :
This is driving me nuts.

LO on Xubuntu 20.04, up to date.

I have two tables in a Writer document, each with about 25 rows. After
hours spent poking at dozens of different settings I finally got one of
them with 16 point rows, but after applying all the same settings to
the second one the text is still squished. I'm finding tables to be
hopelessly unintuitive.

You have Size > Row Height, you have Paragraph > Leading, you have
Boundaries > Padding, and probably several more that I have fiddled
with. And some of these don't even work - I applied Paragraph > Leading,
where the drop-down had nothing in it and the point size box said 100%,
so I changed it to Fixed and 16 points, and applied it. When I went
back to Paragraph > Leading it was back to nothing in the drop-down and
100% for the point size. No error messages, it just failed to take my
settings. What the heck?

I need a way to make every row a specific point size that always 'just
works.' Is that possible?

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