[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 112704] New: Add ability to "fix" badly imported floating tables with a single click

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Wed Sep 27 21:33:32 UTC 2017


            Bug ID: 112704
           Summary: Add ability to "fix" badly imported floating tables
                    with a single click
           Product: LibreOffice
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Keywords: needsUXEval
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: medium
         Component: Writer
          Assignee: libreoffice-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
          Reporter: baron at caesar.elte.hu
                CC: libreoffice-ux-advise at lists.freedesktop.org,
                    mikekaganski at hotmail.com
            Blocks: 104444, 112700

Created attachment 136570
  --> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/attachment.cgi?id=136570&action=edit
Badly saved DOC

LibreOffice has trouble importing floating tables when they span over multiple
pages. Usually these aren't floating tables on purpose, just happen to be set
that way, possibly automatically by Word upon certain actions.

Fixing badly imported tables is tedious:
They're imported in a frame that can't go over page boundaries, so one has to
copy the table, paste it outside the frame and then remove the frame.
However, it's important to fix them, since badly imported tables stay that way
once saved in Writer.

Therefore it'd be very helpful if the user could fix such tables with a single
click eg. from the table menu or from inside the table properties dialog. It
would only be applicable to tables in a frame, and could be named something
like "Remove enclosing frame" (then again, people might not even know a frame
is involved, so it might be named better).

Attaching a sample DOC as it's badly saved in LO and the original.
The import of the original document is fixed in master, but the roundtripped
file will remain incorrect without a manual fix.

UX team, please consider where/if this feature could be added.

Referenced Bugs:

[Bug 104444] [META] DOCX table-related issues
[Bug 112700] [META] Doc (binary) table-related issues
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