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How do I change the display of table borders in Writer?

asked 2019-01-02 02:00:53 +0100

amaloney gravatar image

Using LibreOffice 6.1.4 Writer on Mac OS 10.12.6 Tables display the borders of the cells with a poorly visible light blue colour. This is most disconcerting. How do I make them black so that I can see them more easily?

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answered 2019-01-02 07:54:30 +0100

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These are not "real" table borders but markers to hint about the cell position and dimensions. They are not printed (you can check with print preview mode). The "real" borders are defined in Table>Table Properties, Borders tab.

If you don't like these markers, they can be turned off in View or Table>Table boundaries depending on LO version. There are also settings in Tools>Options, LibreOffice>General and to a lesser extent LibreOffice Writer>Formatting Aids.

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answered 2019-01-02 13:07:21 +0100

amaloney gravatar image

updated 2019-01-02 13:28:47 +0100

ajlittoz gravatar image

MY ERROR! Mea culpa

The problem exists in version It does NOT exist in version 6.1.4

It looks as if it has been reported as tdf#121241

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I took the liberty ro edit your answer so that we have a direct link to the bug report.

Apologies also for my generic answer (I have no Mac at the moment).

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-01-02 13:29:49 +0100 )edit
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