Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Validate a cell by using the tabulation key being "Autocompleted"|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||issues, matthias.mueller-prove, niklas.nebel|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description pagalmes.lists 2007-09-03 07:43:22 UTC
In Calc, when you start filling a cell, if the autcompletion is activated, you can't use tabulation to validate the cell. It is annoying when filling lots of cells. Better behaviours would be: 1 - Validate and discard the proposed autocompletion 2 - Validate the autocompletion and leave the cursor in the cell (that means tab validates the autocompletion and a new tab validates the cell) 3 - [Excel behavior] Validate the autocompletion and the cell (tab would go to the next cell) 4 - other? I don't know which behavior would be the best, but I think that number 2 and 3 are the best.
Comment 1 pagalmes.lists 2007-09-03 07:43:50 UTC
Created attachment 47923 [details] autocompletion_tabulation
Comment 2 frank 2007-10-16 14:24:54 UTC
Hi, Tab is used to toggle the suggestions for the autoinput feature. If you do not want the suggestion just delete it and use tab to navigate to the next cell. As you need a key to toggle the choices and the cursor keys are mostly used for traveling through cells, we have to stay at the tab key for this feature. I close this Issue as wontfix. If nn or mmp do have other points of view, they may re-open this Issue. Frank
Comment 3 frank 2007-10-16 14:25:16 UTC
Comment 4 pagalmes.lists 2007-10-16 15:33:58 UTC
Well, I disagree and would change the default behaviour, which is currently quite annoying, but that's just my point of view... BTW, shouldn't this be decided by requirements?
Comment 5 pagalmes.lists 2007-10-16 22:57:35 UTC
nn, fst -> Why is this a real issue? Because it impacts the newly added enhancement for OOo 2.4: "Enhanced Data Input in Calc" (http://specs.openoffice.org/calc/ease-of-use/Enhanced_Data_Input.odt) As soon as autocompletion is activated, you just can't use it because you can't go to the next cell using the tabulation anymore... To add a few more thought to the chat, here is a post where David Fraser already said that this behaviour is annoying: http://www.translate.org.za/blogs/david/archives/2006/05/23/T20_00_53/index.html fst -> The Excel behavior for autocompletion is that it won't autocomplete until you have enought characters to differentiate and have only ONE word matching. I suppose that something better can be found...
Comment 6 frank 2007-12-12 15:02:03 UTC
re-assigned to requirements
Comment 7 frank 2007-12-12 15:03:07 UTC
removed me from cc
Comment 8 frank 2007-12-12 15:03:27 UTC
removed myself from cc