Issue 27250 - Suggesting improved error message when trying to modify protected cells
Summary: Suggesting improved error message when trying to modify protected cells
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2004-03-31 16:42 UTC by guraknugen
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:36 UTC (History)
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Description guraknugen 2004-03-31 16:42:32 UTC
Let's say that I want a new background colour (only as an example) to a selected 
range which has protected and unprotected cells. The sheet is protected of 
course. Well, I select some cells and use the background colour tool. I get the 
error message telling me that some cells are protected and can not be modified. 
The problem is that there is only one button: "OK".
I would like there to be at least on more button: "Modify unprotected cells". 
This would save a lot of time in some cases, like when you select a big range of 
cells and only a few of them are protected and you only want to modify those 
unprotected cells.

Wouldn't this be very nice...?

Johnny Andersson
Comment 1 frank 2004-04-01 08:23:57 UTC
Hi Bettina,

one for you.

Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:56:59 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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Comment 3 guraknugen 2009-12-11 21:10:06 UTC
Tested with Calc 3.1. Still the same thing. The dialogue says 
that the work can't be done, even if it could on some cells, so instead of 
doing the task for unprotected cells only, nothing is done.

Johnny Rosenberg
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:03:16 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".