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Defining Borders for Tables and Table Cells

Setting a Predefined Border Style

  1. Select the table cells that you want to modify.

  2. Click the \<emph\>Borders\</emph\> icon on the \<emph\>Table \</emph\>toolbar (Writer) or on the \<emph\>Line and Filling\</emph\> bar to open the \<emph\>Borders\</emph\> window.

  3. Click one of the predefined border styles.

    This \<emph\>adds\</emph\> the selected style to the current border style of the table cells. Select the blank border style at the top left of the \<emph\>Borders\</emph\> window to clear all border styles.

Setting a Customized Border Style

  1. Select the table cells that you want to modify.

  2. Choose Table - Properties - Borders (Writer) or Format - Cells - Borders (Calc).

  3. In the \<emph\>User-defined\</emph\> area select the edge(s) that you want to appear in a common layout. Click on an edge in the preview to toggle the selection of an edge.

  4. If you select more than one row or column, you can change the middle lines between rows or columns. Select the middle markers in the User-defined area.

  5. Select a line style and color for the selected border style in the \<emph\>Line\</emph\> area. These settings apply to all border lines that are included in the selected border style.

  6. Repeat the last two steps for every border edge.

  7. Select the distance between the border lines and the page contents in the Padding area.

  8. Click \<emph\>OK\</emph\> to apply the changes.

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