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Writer table style "Table Contents" - Formatting bar vs Style Manager

asked 2019-02-04 05:39:37 +0100

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  1. Open a new Writer document.
  2. Insert a 2x15 table.
  3. When I click on the first cell, I see the style is "Table Contents" on the Formatting bar dropdown. Any cell that I click on has a style of "Table Contents".
  4. Bring up the Style Manager and double-click "Table Contents" and the appearance of the row changes. I expected nothing to happen, because the Style dropdown on the Formatting bar already showed "Table Contents", so double-clicking "Table Contents" in the Style Manager should have no effect.

My question is, if the Styles dropdown on the Formatting Toolbar shows "Table Contents" for every single cell in a Writer table, why does double-clicking the "Table Contents" style in the Style Manager change the cell's appearance? Doesn't the Styles dropdown on the Formatting bar tell the user that the style is already "Table Contents"?

LO V6.1.4.2

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Can't reproduce. When you open the style pane, is Table Contents already selected (gray background)?

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-02-04 08:09:02 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-02-04 22:16:50 +0100

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This could happens if a table style is applied to the whole table: table styles apply a (sort of) direct formatting as you can see in this bug report

Bug 104389 - Direct formatting instead of styles is used for text on table autoformat/styles

To make the table use the "real" paragraph style, select all the cells and reapply the paragraph style to them.

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