Issue 128102

Summary: I suggest a shortening table for formatting table content column width dependent
Product: Calc Reporter: vollbracht <avollbracht>
Component: formattingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CLOSED NOT_AN_OOO_ISSUE QA Contact:
Severity: Minor    
Priority: P5 (lowest) CC: oooforum, petko
Version: 4.2.0-devKeywords: usability
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Description vollbracht 2019-04-26 14:05:24 UTC
This is a feature request.

Each department (business, maths, cooking, physics, bibliography, or any more general reference keeping) has a number of recurrent words with quite usual shortenings. In writer, we already have this bibliography management, keeping shortenings for any referenced piece of literature. A simple and more general table of shortenings may offer a dependent formatting of table contents.

If the content of a table cell is too large to be shown, it gets cut in the middle of a letter. In many cases it would be better and sufficient to cut one letter behind syllable border and add a dot, but a much better solution would be a list of well known shortenings.

Instead of cutting "absolute" to [absc] we would read [abs.] e.g.. And still the real content of the field would be the whole word.

Presentation of data would gain a major valorisation with much less efford this way.
Comment 1 oooforum (fr) 2019-05-11 16:08:49 UTC
Personally, I don't see any interest for this feature in Calc app.
Maybe a macro could be developed to formatting cell content with these words replacement.
Comment 2 Peter 2019-05-12 03:46:05 UTC
I agree. this is a document feature, not a calc feature.
I think do it yourself using macro features.

i vote for wont fix
Comment 3 vollbracht 2019-05-13 12:52:30 UTC
I wouldn't expect this in odt tables although it would be nice if it would work there as well. My feature request was for ods though.

If there'd be a Macro, could that replace the view of a cell content without replacing the content itself?

To show a view different to the real content is a behavior which is already implemented. This should be enhanced. Could that be done by macro?
Comment 4 oooforum (fr) 2019-05-17 10:18:43 UTC
(In reply to vollbracht from comment #3)
> Could that be done by macro?
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Comment 5 Marcus 2019-05-21 17:28:06 UTC
Closing