Issue 126211

Summary: In calc it would be nice to format numbers as "number of most significant digits presented" since mostly 3 or 4 figures are accurate enough.
Product: Calc Reporter: asbjorn.ulvstig
Component: formattingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
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Priority: P5 (lowest) CC: orcmid
Version: 4.1.1   
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Description asbjorn.ulvstig 2015-03-28 05:51:30 UTC
In calc it would be nice to format numbers as "number of most significant digits presented" since mostly 3 to 5 figures are accurate enough.
Comment 1 orcmid 2015-03-29 15:03:58 UTC
Can you provide some examples, please, of how you would expect this to work and what the format is otherwise?

(Users can of course produce relative-rounding of values by calculation, and this would reflect their understanding of the data itself.  It would also allow user control of the kind of rounding to be employed.  This would also be reflected in further calculation, whereas output formatting does not touch the internal value.)

I have changed this to a feature request.  There is not a defect in terms of how Calc is designed to work.