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Issue with border of table row spanning two pages (Writer) [closed]

asked 2012-06-06 23:48:32 +0100

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I have a table row spanning across two pages, set to have a visible horizontal border at the top and at the bottom. However, the border also appears at the bottom of the part of the row on the first page, and at the top of the part of the row on the second page. How could I remove this additional borders and only keep those at the top of the row, on the first page, and at the bottom of the row, on the second page?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-17 20:29:26.653759


What style guide uses horizontal rules in this manner? It seems rather unconventional to me and would not aid a reader. It is also worth considering that rows should rarely be split across a page boundary, for the sake of clarity is nothing else.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2012-06-07 08:27:09 +0100 )edit

I'm trying to do the same thing. I have a large amount of text that I want a single border around. I tried paragraph borders, but then each time the style changes, a new border starts. I tried frames but this doesn't span across pages. So I tried tables and came up with this question.

ecoten gravatar imageecoten ( 2012-08-30 23:15:07 +0100 )edit

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qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-04-28 02:18:05 +0100 )edit

I don't need this now, but: a) it's not my question originally; b) it would still be useful to know if it's possible to do this, and if so, how

ecoten gravatar imageecoten ( 2014-03-28 13:48:06 +0100 )edit

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answered 2012-08-30 23:26:08 +0100

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This is not really a solution to the problem but if you only have one row as in my case, you can work around the problem by adding an extra row and the top and another at the bottom and then setting the borders on the cells individually to remove the ones that you don't want.

I also created a custom style called 'Small As Possible' and set the font size, line spacing (you can set it to less than 100% with proportional) and paragraph spacing as small as possible.

Hope this helps someone, although it's more of a workaround than a proper solution.

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