Issue 47980 - MS Excel file import ignores "Allow User to Edit Ranges"
Summary: MS Excel file import ignores "Allow User to Edit Ranges"
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: 680m93
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-04-22 17:42 UTC by nbwepaul
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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example (13.50 KB, application/
2005-04-22 17:43 UTC, nbwepaul
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Description nbwepaul 2005-04-22 17:42:37 UTC
Create a spreadsheet in MS Excel. Use "Allow user to edit ranges" to mark cells
that can be edited even when the sheet is protected. Works in Excel. Open file
in OOo and try to edit cell, it says that protected cells can not be modified.

See attached file. The column marked "U" should be editable, but is not.
Comment 1 nbwepaul 2005-04-22 17:43:27 UTC
Created attachment 25367 [details]
Comment 2 nbwepaul 2005-04-25 16:56:07 UTC
Same behavior occurs in 1.9.95
Comment 3 frank 2005-05-27 14:35:12 UTC

not a defect but an enhancement. If you uncheck the protected field under format
cells for thecells which should be editable by the user this works fine. So
re-assigned to requirements.

Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:52:44 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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Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 5 nbwepaul 2008-05-16 17:04:34 UTC
Still occurs in 2.4.0
Comment 6 nbwepaul 2008-05-16 19:43:23 UTC
Same in 3.0.0 beta 20080429
Comment 7 kpalagin 2011-01-20 11:17:47 UTC
please consider taking this issue out of requirements. Maybe some developer 
will be interested in fixing this?