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Table cell padding

Table cell padding

Table cell padding


I need to add padding to one table cell.  When I change the 'spacing to contents' in 'table format', every cell in the table gets the padding.

How do you add different paddings to table cells?  I would have thought there would be a way to highlight a cell and choose properties to change the padding.

Thanks for any help!

Darth Slurpee

RE: Table cell padding

You can define a new style based on the "table contents" style, customise the style as desired, including adjusting spacing, and apply that style to the desired cells.

RE: Table cell padding


I'm not sure how to create a new style.  I opened the 'styles and formatting' window and tried to create a style but it disappeared the next time I opened the window.  When a style is created how do you change the settings?


Darth Slurpee

RE: Table cell padding

I assume you're using OOo 2, but I think the procedure is identical with 1.x.

Press F4 to show the Styles window. Right-click the "table contents" item, and select the "new" item to start creating a new style based on the "table contents" style. Pick a suitable name for the new style, like "padded cell". Make whatever adjustments you want, like "spacing to contents" (you will probably have to define a white border first), and click OK. The new style is then added to the list of styles. Select the cells you want to apply the new style to, and double-click the new style in the list, to apply it to the cells.

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