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My response below was meant for an earlier message of mine that contained the following text. Sorry 
for not properly dealing with this 25 year old technology.

I am either posting to the wrong list, or apparantly there are no supporters to get this problem 

It has taken me quite a while to get some insight into the table formatting issues. Twenty six year 
old Listserv lists are not the most effective means of knowledge sharing.
That set aside, the fact of the matter is that maintaining a company style in Writer tables is a 
rather tedious chore. I maintain a couple of 1000+ page documents which contain many tables. For 
this type and size of document, Writer is superb over the "competition". There is however one but...

That is the lack of table styles. I tried as a work around to apply a user defined autoformat to 
all tables. But unfortunately there is a bug in autoformats. Back in 20008 this bug has already 
been reported to the OOo community ( I have 
later on added comments to that report.
Because it got little attention, I have taken the liberty of posting it with reference again to the 
Libo community ( Forgive me if I have infringed 
on the rules of double posting by doing so. I found the issue important enough to bring to the 
attention again, and I must admit, also as a test to see if Libo was really going to live up with 
its promises.

I have discussed this issue directly with two core actors in the Libo community who bot advised me 
to post the problem on this list. Unfortunately I am not a programmer, so I can not solve this 
myself. I can offer my time for thoroughly testing any early or late implementations that solve 
this problem.

For me the solution is not necessarily in fixing the table autoformats. A more principled solution 
using table styles or table cell styles ( would 
be great. I would appreciate that solving this issue would get a higher priority than it presently 

-----Original Message-----
From: Pieter E. Zanstra [] 
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 1:19 PM
Subject: [tdf-discuss] RE: Concerned about Table formatting in Writer

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