Issue 19719 - Column Select
Summary: Column Select
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 1596
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC4
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-17 19:28 UTC by rblackeagle
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description rblackeagle 2003-09-17 19:28:44 UTC
I would like to see a feature that would permit selecting a square block of text
instead of all lines.  This would make it possible to select, say, a column of
numbers and then get a sum for them in Writer.  It would also make selecting
columns for copying later in the text.
Comment 1 mci 2003-12-15 11:21:28 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 2 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-12 10:39:34 UTC
Comment 3 rblackeagle 2004-03-05 20:33:41 UTC
I just ran into a situation where this would have been very useful.  What I had
to do was call up the calculator program and run the totals, however, the list
was rather long so I didn't trust it.  I entered each number in a spreadsheet,
one at a time and had to keep switching back and forth to verify that all the
numbers were correct.  When I was certain, I ran a sum then copied and pasted
the result back in Writer.  The "block select" or "column select" would have
been very helpful.
Comment 4 lohmaier 2004-03-06 14:20:14 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 1596 ***
Comment 5 lohmaier 2004-03-06 14:20:33 UTC
closing duplicate.