OpenDocument spec tables row height [was: Writer - row-height, min-row-height and use-optimal-row-height]

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Thu Jul 26 13:10:37 UTC 2018


On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 11:48:49AM +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> Hi,
> The Base report builder produces Writer (odt) documents directly (it
> spits out XML, not using Writer to produce it), and then opens them in
> Writer. It uses tables heavily.
> In the context of
> Ilhan prepared a patch to make Report Builder mark some rows of some
> tables as "fit to size" in row height. By reading the OpenDocument
> specification, I thought this would happen by setting the
> style:use-optimal-row-height attribute on the row. However, it turns
> out that Ilhan had to change some sw code for that to work, and that
> made me suspicious whether that was the right thing to do.
> I looked into the XML generated by Writer with "Fit to Size" enabled
> and disabled, and apparently that checkbox in writer replaces
> "style:row-height" by "style:min-row-height, and
> style:use-optimal-row-height is nowhere to be seen.
> Could a Writer expert please look at the sw changes in
> and let us know whether these changes are right or wrong with respect
> to OpenDocument? Is style:use-optimal-row-height supposed to override
> style:row-height or vice-versa?
> Thanks in advance,

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