Issue 39765 - Insert>Cells should not have dots after it if a row/column is highlighted
Summary: Insert>Cells should not have dots after it if a row/column is highlighted
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m65
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 39764 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-01-02 00:34 UTC by ed2
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description ed2 2005-01-02 00:34:59 UTC
By convention, three dots after a menu item mean that that menu item invokes a
dialog box.

If Insert>Cells is selected while a row or column is selected, then the command
automatically inserts a new row or column respectively before the highlighted
one, without invoking a dialog. Since in this case, the Insert>Cells command
does not invoke a dialog, it should not have the three dots after it, which it
has in the current version.
Comment 1 frank 2005-01-04 11:36:03 UTC
*** Issue 39764 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 2 frank 2005-01-05 12:06:07 UTC

not a defect but an enhancement.

Comment 3 ed2 2005-01-09 20:59:33 UTC
Given that:

1)  All other menu items in OOo which are followed by three dots invoke dialog

2)  All menu items in most other common software packages which are followed by
three dots invoke dialog boxes (I can't actually think of any other menu item in
ANY program which is followed by three dots but does not invoke a dialog box!).

this menu item's behavoir is inconsistent both with all other menu items in OOo,
and (as far as I know) all other software, which means that OOo IS defective.

This issue therefere is a defect, as I originally stated, and not an enhancement
as fst wrongly stated.
Comment 4 lohmaier 2005-01-15 23:36:13 UTC
Do you really think it is worth having a check for this in OOo?

Do you really like it when a menu-item changes its caption?

It this is changed at all, I vote for disabeling the entry instead of removing
the dots.

People will use Insert|Rows or Insert|Columns anyway.
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:38:40 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
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Comment 6 ed2 2008-05-16 17:53:28 UTC
Checked in the latest OOo 3 dev release, and this issue is still present as
originally described.