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Writer, table row height size suddenly changed

asked 2019-10-08 23:56:01 +0100

oconomowoc gravatar image

updated 2020-07-12 04:24:22 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

The row in my 2-column table suddenly changed to a large cell with a lot of empty white space. I normally just type text into the cell/row and it expands to fit the text. How can I change it back to how it worked before? I attached a screenshot. Not sure else how to explain the problem, and I looked in the help pages and could not find a way to fix it.

Windows 10 LibreOffice Version: (x64) Build ID: 1ec314fa52f458adc18c4f025c545a4e8b22c159




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Could you upload the testfile - an image doesn't tell anything about the table properties or any styles used.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-10-09 00:27:35 +0100 )edit

Test file uploaded. Thanks

oconomowoc gravatar imageoconomowoc ( 2019-10-09 00:50:12 +0100 )edit

It looks like you force row height some time during your work. I found 2 height values: 1.11 cm and 3.93 cm. I could not link these strange values to line heights or paragraph properties.

Follow @Opaque's solution to fix the problem.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-10-09 07:57:39 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-10-09 01:14:17 +0100

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updated 2019-10-09 09:53:35 +0100


  • select all cells of your table
  • set Table -> Size -> Minimize Row Height

See the following updated version (You cannot do the setting again within this file, since I did it already; thus it is greyed out now)


Hope that helps.

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answered 2019-10-09 12:11:32 +0100

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updated 2019-10-09 12:19:00 +0100

Thanks for helping. I did not see "Minimize Row Height" but this worked for me after selecting the table in the upper left corner:

Table > Size > Row Height > 0.00" > "fit to size" > OK

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