AutoFormat styles in Calc
This description refers to the version LibreOffice 5.3.
The video "AutoFormat_Templates in LibreOffice Calc" links to this page, which contains further information and details.
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Apply AutoFormat templates
Tables should often look representative.
Doing this manually every time, especially when you need to create tables frequently, is very time consuming.
To simplify this work, we can use the function "AutoFormat templates …" to automatically apply desired formats to a table or to a selected range of cells.
Select at least 4 x 4 cells, or larger, as large as the table should be later, including the required column and row headings and sums to be automatically formatted.
Then select▸ .
In the "AutoFormat" dialog, you can choose which formatting – ("Numbers", "Font", "Orientation", "Outline", "Pattern" and / or "Automatically adjust width / height") - to AutoFormat want to involve.
Select the desired "Format" and click on.
Redefine an AutoFormat template
If you don't like any of the given formats, you can also create a format ourselves.
To do this, format an area on the worksheet of at least 4 x 4 cells, or larger, as large as the table should be later, including the headings for rows and columns and the display of sums.
Now you define all details for the template.
This affects the font and size, orientation, border and colors.
When the table is complete, mark the entire table space and select▸ .
In the dialog, "AutoFormat" click on.
In the opening dialog, "Add AutoFormat" you give a name, e.g. "Format_01", for the new format and click on.
The newly created format "Format_01" will now be displayed in the "AutoFormat" dialog with the name on the left.
Close the dialog with.
You can now use the new format "Format_01".
Note If the change in the color of the cell contents is not displayed, select ▸ from the menu bar or press Ctrl + F8. This feature only affects cells with numeric data.
Sidebar - Styles/Table Styles in Writer
The sidebar ( F11 ) displays the Table styles that are also in the list in the "AutoFormat" dialog.
Once you have added a new AutoFormat style, it is also selectable in the sidebar for Table styles.
So you can also mark a table and assign the desired table style with a double-click.
Note AutoFormat Styles = Table Styles
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