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Table Growth Origin improvement

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Table Growth Origin improvement

Article CS108304 address how to change the "origin" of the table so that as rows/columns are added or column widths are changed, the table will grow in the proper direction without having to re-arrange the table.  Currently changing the "direction" in the Table Properties dialog box reconfigures (re-arranges) the table.

 

The name of the command, "Set Rotation Origin" is not very intuitive.

 

Suggestions:

1. Consider renaming command to something like "Set Rotation & Growth Origin"

 

2. If the rotation origin is set to the upper-right corner of the table, then when the table properties dialog box is brought up, then the "Direction" should be "Leftward and Descending".

Currently, it work like this:

a. Default growth direction of a table is rightward & descending, so the origin is the upper left corner.

b. Origin is set to upper right corner.

c. Columns added and/or Column widths adjusted to confirm growth is as intended (leftward)

d. Table properties dialog box is brought up, and the "direction" is indicated as rightward & descending.

e. User clicks nothing in the dialog box, simply clicks "cancel" to close the dialog box.

f. Columns added and/or column widths adjusted, and it is found that simply by opening the Table Properties box, the origin for growth has been changed back to the upper left corner.

 

3. Even better, within the table properties dialog box, in the "growth direction" section, add a checkbox asking if the user wants the table to be reconfigured when changing growth direction.