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|Summary:||Calc Number Formatting: add the ability to format decimal fractions|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
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Description geofffarrell 2004-02-05 09:59:04 UTC
Presently, a number in a Calc cell can be formatted to display in a user-defined manner, provided it is equal to 1 or greater, OR zero or below. For example, a cell containing the value 1,000,000 will display as '1M' when given the user-defined format of _0,,"M"_ (minus the underscores). However, while Calc provides the comma as a 'thousands' divisor to achieve this, it doesn't have a corresponding 'thousands' multiplier to display decimal fractions in a user-defined format. For example, there seems to be no way of making '0.001' appear as '1m' (as you would if dealing with a small electric current - 1mA). This would be a very useful feature to have in Calc. This was prompted by a user's request here: http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20827#20827 A 'thousands' multiplier - such as '*' (an asterisk) - could be used instead of a comma to achieve this 'multiplier' effect, or a switch - say, '!' (exclamation) - could be used to reverse the effect of commas in user-defined formats, turning them into multipliers. The former would look like _0*"m"_ and the latter would look like _0!,"m"_ to make 0.001 display as '1m'. Similarly, _0***"n"_ and _0!,,,"n"_ would make 0.000000001 display as '1n'. Either would be suitable methods, although the asterisk, with its 'multiplier' mnemonic, would perhaps be more logical. A search on 'number format' for Calc in IssueZilla returned eight hits: 6761, 15756, 18134, 20396, 22345, 23236, 23364 and 23839. None of these were relevant to this issue.
Comment 1 frank 2004-02-05 10:16:56 UTC
Hi Bettina, one for you. Frank
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:57:38 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised has the status 'New' pending further action, but has not been updated within the last 4 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed. Either use the recent stable version: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing): http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/query.cgi Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of: ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~ http://marketing.openoffice.org/3.0/announcementbeta.html
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:44:12 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".