AutoFormat Table Styles
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Basis of this description and the video is the help function and the documentation of LibreOffice.
The video ″AutoFormat - Tabellenvorlagen″ links to this page here, which contains further information and details.
This description refers to the version LibreOffice 7.0 under Windows 10.
The procedure and menu navigation is partly different in Calc and Writer.
Link to the Video
Link to the Video (in German [DE]):
AutoFormat for tables (short form)
Automatically applies format settings to the current table, including fonts, background and borders.
To access the command:
- Place the cursor in the table
- Select ▸ from the menu.
To format a table automatically
- Click in a table cell or select the cells to format
- Choose ▸ and then click on the format you want to assign
- Click .
Options in the "AutoFormat" dialog
Displays a list of available styles for tables.
Click the required format, and then click.
Adds a new Table Style to the list.
- Select the entire table, then choose ▸ .
- Click .
- In the "AutoFormat" dialog, enter a name, then click .
Deletes the selected Table Styles.
You cannot delete the "Standard Table Style".
Changes the name of the selected Table Style.
You cannot rename the "Standard Table Style".
Select the formatting attributes to be applied to the Table Style.
Includes number formats in the selected Table Style.
Includes the font in the selected Table Style.
Includes the alignment in the selected Table Style.
Includes borders in the selected Table Style.
Includes background patterns in the selected Table Style.
AutoFit width and height
Includes the function that automatically adjusts the width and height of the cells (only in Calc).
Apply AutoFormat Styles
Tables should often look representative.
Doing this manually each time, especially if you have to create tables frequently, is very time-consuming.
To simplify this work, you can use the "AutoFormat Styles" function to automatically apply desired formats to a table or a selected cell range.
Select cells in Calc
Select at least 4 x 4 cells, or larger - the size of the table as it will be later, including the required column and row headings and totals to be formatted automatically.
Then select▸ .
Select cells in Writer
Select the cells in the table, including the required column and row headings and totals, to be automatically formatted.
Then select▸ .
Definitions in the "AutoFormat" dialog
In the "AutoFormat" dialog you can now select which format - ("Number format", "Font", "Alignment", "Borders", "Pattern" and in Calc "AutoFit with and hight") - you wish to include in the AutoFormat.
Select the desired "Formatting" and click on.
Redefine an AutoFormat Styles
If you don't like any of the given formats, you can also create a format yourself.
To do this, format an area on the spreadsheet of at least 3 times 3 cells, or larger, as large as the spreadsheet is to be later, including the headings for rows and columns and the display of totals.
Now you define all details for the Style.
This includes the font and font size, alignment, border, number format and colours.
When the table is complete, select the entire table area and choose▸ in Calc or ▸ in Writer.
In the "AutoFormat" dialog click.
In the "Add AutoFormat" dialog that opens, enter a Name (e.g. "Format_01") for a new format and click.
The newly created format, "Format_01", is now displayed in the "AutoFormat" dialog, on the left side of the list with the name.
You close the dialog with.
You can now use the new format "Format_01".
"Value Highlightning" in Calc shows the contents of the cells in different colours depending on the type.
Choose▸ from the menu bar or press Ctrl+F8.
By default, text cells are formatted in black, formulas in green, number cells in blue.
Protected cells are displayed with a light grey background, no matter how their display is formatted.
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
Attention Changes or new AutoFormat templates should always be made via the ▸ menu and not in the table templates.
Description of this Wiki page as a file (in German [DE]):
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