Issue 36033 - error codes - add tooltip with full error message?
Summary: error codes - add tooltip with full error message?
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-10-22 23:39 UTC by pfudd
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description pfudd 2004-10-22 23:39:31 UTC
I'm a new user, I don't know much about spreadsheets.  I'm getting more errors
than valid cells.  What I'd like to see is the full text of the error instead of
an error code.

As I started filing this feature request, I noticed the bottom right corner of
the screen shows a one-line error message when I'm on top of the cell with the
error.  This is better, but it was hard to find (the first time anyway) and it's
only one line.

What I'd recommend is a tooltip for each cell with an error, giving a paragraph
on what the problem is.  Alternatively, if you right click, you can open a help
window about that error message or the function that caused the error (if it's
not a misspelled function name, good luck finding a help page for that).

Note: this is an enhancement request; go fix real problems first before doing this.
Comment 1 frank 2004-10-23 15:42:52 UTC
Hi Bettina,

maybe a double click or a bubble help on the status line is possible.

Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:47:03 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".