How can I underline a single row in a Writer table in docx format?

asked 2018-10-16 16:45:54 +0200

hfs gravatar image

updated 2018-10-16 16:52:48 +0200

I want to put a thin border under the first row and only the first row of a multi-row table in Writer in a docx document. To do so, I select the cells of the first row, right click, select Table Format, Borders and add a thin border at the bottom.

The live view of the document looks like I want it. But when I save the document as .docx and reopen it, all lines of the table are underlined, i.e. have a border at the bottom.

If I repeat the same steps, and this time add the border only to a single cell, it works as expected and the reloaded document looks the same. Also if I underline a row, save as ODT and reload the document, it looks the same as expected.

Am I missing something, or is this a limitation of the docx format, or is this a bug?

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Version on Ubuntu 18.04

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This seems to be a bug. I tried on portable LO (64) Windows 7 and the result after reopening the docx file is similar to yours.

Grantler gravatar imageGrantler ( 2018-10-16 17:04:50 +0200 )edit

It's probably a bug in the import/export filter for docx.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-10-16 22:09:30 +0200 )edit

Workaround: Add a very thin empty first column which is not underlined

hfs gravatar imagehfs ( 2018-11-21 17:26:17 +0200 )edit