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

Rob Hawkins rob at mintcast.org
Thu Sep 21 18:14:19 PDT 2017


You should be able to left justify the cell after you center and merge two cells. 

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On Sep 21, 2017, 8:10 PM, at 8:10 PM, Kevin O'Brien <zwilnik at zwilnik.com> wrote:
>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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