Issue 19133 - An easy way to drag only one cell
Summary: An easy way to drag only one cell
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 3875
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC3
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@sc
Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-09-05 23:24 UTC by mrsoto
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description mrsoto 2003-09-05 23:24:01 UTC
This is very difficult to drag only one cell in the spreadsheet, as far as I
understand, I have to click on the cell, simulate I'm marking more that one cell
and return to one cell market w/out un-clinking.

I believe that Excel approach is very well. Start dragging a cell when select
and drag the cell border.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-09-07 09:47:51 UTC
You are right, to get the black backgound for the cell you have to do
several steps.

Steps to reproduce the problem:
First operation "Drag and Drop A1:A3" (what works fine)
0. open new spreadsheet document
1. Write "A1", "B1", "C1" into A1 ... C1
2. Mark A1:C1 by mouseclick to A1 and move mouse pointer to C1 with 
   pushed left mouse button
3. let off left mouse button
4. click into A1
5. move mouse pointer with pushed left mouse button to A10
6. let off left mouse button
   expected: Texts "A1", "B1", "C1" now are in A10:C10
   actual: as expected

Second operation "Drag and Drop only A1 (what does not work fine)
11. Write "A1" to A1
12. Mark A1 by mouse click to A1 
13. let off left mouse button
14. click into A1
15. move mouse pointer with pushed left mouse button to A10
16. let off left mouse button
   expected: Text "A1" now is in A10
   actual: A1:A10 is marked

12. Mouse click into A1. Mark A1:C1 with pushed mousebutton and move 
    back mouse pointer to A1 with still pushed mouse button.
    Result: A1 is marked (shows black background)
    now steps 13 - 16 will have the expected Result for "drag and 

That still is in  
1.1RC3 German version WIN98SE: 645m15(Build8669) [CWS:ooo11rc3]
so I change version.

Tha actual behaviour really might not be optimum, but it is no real
problem, so "P5".

I think that's on all platforms.

I am not sure whether it will be possible to find a better solution,
because we must keep up the function "mark several cells" of step 16.

Comment 2 frank 2003-09-08 08:14:38 UTC

the easiest way to select a single cell is to place the cell cursor on
the desired cell, hold the shift key and click on the cell.

Assigned to Bettina for further investigation.

Comment 3 frank 2003-09-08 10:14:52 UTC
My attention was brought to Issue 3875 which is a duplicate to this
one. So closing this as double.


*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 3875 ***
Comment 4 frank 2003-09-08 10:15:09 UTC
closed double