LO 18.104.22.168/Fedora 26 and LO 22.214.171.124/Fedora 27
Layout for fields (or labels) in the report generator only offers background colour. Under certain circumstances, such as printing on a pure B/W printer, colour filling is inappropriate (risk of hiding the relevant information, even with dithering). In such a case, a border is enough to draw attention without obscuring data.
If I insert a rectangular shape (same size, transparent content to keep only the outline, its “border”) and send it behind the field, a nasty interaction between the field and the shape occurs: field vertical alignment is no longer honoured, its reverts to Top.
I then tried to tweak the generated Writer document, but it looks like the cell in the “translated” table can’t be individually selected and background or borders are applied to the table (i.e. header or detail area) as a whole.
How can I request a border around a field (and, if possible, vary its attributes like thickness and colour)?