[Hpr] Different width in same column on one LO Calc sheet?

Kevin O'Brien zwilnik at zwilnik.com
Thu Sep 21 18:08:38 PDT 2017

I am not aware of any way to have a single column where different cells
have different widths.


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On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 4:41 PM, Mike Ray <mike at raspberryvi.org> wrote:

> Hello
> I'm tearing my hair out here.
> I think there is a bug in LibreOffice Calc when merging cells.
> I want to merge several cells horizontally. I get the option to either
> merge and centre, or just merge, when I would think the text should be
> left justified unless I've specifically said right justify it.
> But if I select merge rather than centre and merge, when I go back into
> the menu centre and merge is ticked.
> And, because I can't see, I convert the sheet to pdf and then:
> pdftotext -layout -htmlmeta sheet.pdf
> And looking at the resulting html file, all the texts in merged groups
> start in different columns, suggesting it is definitely centred.
> Is there a way to have different column widths in the same column in
> different parts of the sheet?
> I want the A column ten centimetres wide in the first 10 rows, and then
> I want column A 4 centimetres wide, and column B 10 centimetres wide
> from the eleventh row.
> Anybody got any ideas?
> The accessibility of LibreOffice is getting worse.
> Mike
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