Table

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Defines the attributes of tables in text documents.

Specifies the default settings for columns and rows and the table mode. Also specifies the standard values for moving and inserting columns and rows. For further information see When in Writer: Editing Tables Using the Keyboardin the LibreOffice Writer Help.

Choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice Writer/LibreOffice Writer/Web - Table'

Default

Defines the defaults for all newly created text tables in text documents.

Heading

Specifies that the first row of the table is formatted with the "Table heading" Paragraph Style.

Repeat on each page

Specifies whether the table heading is carried over onto the new page after a page break.

Do not split (not in HTML)

Specifies that tables are not split by any type of text flow break. You can also find this option in menu Table - Properties - Text Flow.

Border

Specifies that table cells have a border by default.

Input in tables

Number recognition

Specifies that numbers in a text table are recognized and formatted as numbers.

If Number recognition is not marked, numbers are saved in text format and are automatically left-aligned.

Number format recognition

If Number format recognition is not marked, only input in the format that has been set at the cell is accepted. Any other input resets the format to Text.

Alignment

Specifies that numbers are always bottom right aligned in the cell. If this field is not marked numbers are always top left aligned in the cell.

Note.png Direct formatting is not influenced by the Alignment field. If you center align the cell contents directly, they remain centered irrespective of whether text or numbers are involved.

Keyboard handling

Move cells

Defines the default settings for moving rows and columns with the keyboard.

Row

Specifies the value to be used for moving a row.

Column

Specifies the value to be used for moving a column.

Insert

Specifies the default settings for inserting rows and columns with the keyboard.

Row

Specifies the default value for inserting rows.

Column

Specifies the default value for inserting columns.

Behavior of rows/columns

Determines the relative effect of rows and columns on adjacent rows or columns, as well as on the entire table.

Fixed

Specifies that changes to a row or column only affect the corresponding adjacent area.

Fixed, proportional

Specifies that changes to a row or column have an effect on the entire table.

Variable

Specifies that changes to a row or column affect the table size.