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Suggestion for LO Writer Tables [closed]

asked 2013-04-15 21:42:59 +0200

pooky2483 gravatar image

I would like to make a suggestion to the devs. In LO Writer, I want to create a table and have rounded corners, there currently is no option other than 'square' corners, I would like to see the option to have rounded corners too. Where do I put my suggestion?

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answered 2013-04-16 12:04:27 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

@pooky2483 - Your question "Where do I put my suggestion?"

Make a bug report and add Enhancement Request into the subject line.

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answered 2013-04-16 03:02:06 +0200

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As this feature is not supported by the OpenDocument v1.2 specification you will need to get it past OASIS before TDF can work on implementing it. I suggest subscribing to the OASIS opendocument-users mailing list. You probably want to mention that you are looking for a way of applying something like (but not necessarily identical to) this Draw property:

20.163 draw:stroke-linejoin The draw:stroke-linejoin attribute specifies the shape at the corners of paths or other vector shapes when they are stroked. The defined values for the draw:stroke-linejoin attribute are:

  • bevel: See §11.4 of [SVG].
  • middle: mean value between joins is used (deprecated)
  • miter: See §11.4 of [SVG].
  • none: no shape specified.
  • round: See §11.4 of [SVG].

... to the border of a table. The current styling XML code for the default table insertion is:

<style:default-style style:family="table">
   <style:table-properties table:border-model="collapsing"/>

The border-model property relates to cell borders, so you can ignore that. The related section of the specification reads:

17.15 <style:table-properties> The <style:table-properties> element specifies formatting properties for tables.

The <style:table-properties> element is usable within the following elements: <style:default-style> 16.4 and <style:style> 16.2.

The <style:table-properties> element has the following attributes: fo:background-color 20.175, fo:break-after 20.177, fo:break-before 20.178, fo:keep-with-next 20.194, fo:margin 20.198, fo:margin-bottom 20.199, fo:margin-left 20.200, fo:margin-right 20.201, fo:margin-top 20.202, style:may-break-between-rows 20.311, style:page-number 20.320, style:rel-width 20.332.2, style:shadow 20.349, style:width 20.389, style:writing-mode 20.394.7, table:align 20.404, table:border-model 20.405 and table:display 20.406.

The <style:table-properties> element has the following child element: <style:background-image> 17.3.

I imagine therefore that you are probably looking for something like:

<style:default-style style:family="table">
   <style:table-properties table:border-model="collapsing" table:border-corner="round"/>

Thus a new table:border-corner (or similar) property, with a variety of possible values (e.g., square, chamfer, round, etc.)

If you go ahead with this request can you please periodically report back about how it progresses?

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When we are talking about rounded corners there is also a radius to get a shape. Look for example at and in one of the corners instead of 0 write 30 and then 100 to see what the radius is.

froz gravatar imagefroz ( 2013-04-16 09:09:43 +0200 )edit

@froz, this is a good point. Exactly how OASIS/TDF would define/implement such a feature is variable. It really comes down to how other products do this (assuming they do) and what the convention is.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-04-16 15:12:17 +0200 )edit

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