Issue 34278 - Copy cell, row or column visual
Summary: Copy cell, row or column visual
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m51
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-09-17 05:18 UTC by kevinnehls
Modified: 2014-08-26 18:11 UTC (History)
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Description kevinnehls 2004-09-17 05:18:19 UTC
I think it would be great if there was a little more visual feedback when
copying a selection.  In that other program, when you copy a cell(s), row(s) or
column(s), an animated dashed line is around the selection.

It's a very nice visual feedback to let the end user know what they are copying
incase they accidentally didn't select what they had wanted and didn't notice.

The animated dashed line stays there until the user types in another cell or
performs any other action other than selecting and pasting.  Note that just
clicking on a pull-down menu doesn't make that "hightlight" go away, they have
to actually pick a selection out of a menu to do that.

Comment 1 frank 2004-09-17 08:44:18 UTC
Hi Bettina,

one for you.

Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:45:43 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 3 comtelicon 2010-10-23 15:27:11 UTC
Created attachment 72461
Comment 4 Pedro 2014-08-26 14:54:57 UTC
This is a highly useful feature included in spreadsheets since the 90's.

During Copy and Move operations, the source cells of other Open Source spreadsheets such as Gnumeric or LibreOffice Calc show an animated dashed line.

Please consider adding this Feature to Apache OpenOffice Calc.
Comment 5 mroe 2014-08-26 18:11:44 UTC
In my opinion it is a useless feature.

Excel (versions that I know) uses its own clipboard. If one cut an area, this area can only be inserted once, because after inserting the clipboard content is deleted. If you copy something into clipboard and type something before inserting the copied content, the clipboard content is deleted.

AOO uses the system clipboard at all operating systems. Therefore copy/cut & paste in AOO Calc works like copy/cut and paste in all other cases and applications.