Calc table loses underline when pasted into Writer

Hello! Thanks in advance. I am writing a paper in writer and want to paste in a copy of a particular table from calc. No problem, I do it all the time. Regular cut and paste, not special.

But the funny thing is… the table is APA format and has to have blah blah UNDERLINED. It’s formatted perfectly in calc but when I paste it into writer… no underline. I’ve tried numerous things but haven’t yet found a solution. If I edit the charts in writer, the underlining appears in edit mode. But the underlining somehow disappears when it’s viewed regularly in the doc, or in print preview. And Pasting as bitmap looks crappy. None of the other “paste special” help.

Any idea how to make the pasted Calc table show the underlining properly, as it does in regular Calc?


Does the GIF show what does not work for you?

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GIF made using LibreOffice

Version: / LibreOffice Community, 
Build ID: fe0b08f4af1bacafe4c7ecc87ce55bb426164676
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.3; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US, Calc: threaded

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  • If Underline was set in edit cell mode (part of cell text underlined), you can copy and paste that cell, and the underline will last.
  • If Underline was set in edit cell mode, and you copy and paste more than one cell, the underline will not last.
  • If Underline was set to the cell (all cell text underlined), you can copy and paste more than one cell, and the underline will last.

Tested with LibreOffice (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.

EDIT: Tested with LibreOffice (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.

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Hello and thanks for the reply! I edited my Q to add a pic. I tried to underline just the word itself as you suggested, and there is no improvement. The pic shows that the underline shows up fine when you edit the calc table in writer, but when you click out of edit mode the underline is gone again. I’m not sure if I took your suggestion wrong. I was a bit confused by it. (Zoom the pic to see the underline better.)

I found the answer through another source. Seems an update to the latest LO did the trick. Now the underlines are showing properly.

That’s why you have been asked to provide your LibreOffice version which you silently ignored.