Issue 48027 - Add/Delete Decimal Place Button broken for Scientific Number Format
Summary: Add/Delete Decimal Place Button broken for Scientific Number Format
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2005-04-23 20:54 UTC by sulimma
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description sulimma 2005-04-23 20:54:08 UTC
When selecting a cell with scientific number format the Buttons "Number Format:
Add Decimal Place" and "Number Format: Delete Decimal Place" have no effect.
Comment 1 frank 2005-06-08 15:02:52 UTC

this is not a bug.

Decimal places in scientific formats do not have relevant effects.

Nevertheless I re-assign this to the requirements team as an enhancement request.

Comment 2 sulimma 2005-06-08 15:26:16 UTC
No relevant effect?

Scientific formats in printf have a configurable number of digits since the 70s
for good reasons. 
1e6 is in many cases a lot more readable than 1.00000000001e6

Also it is a user interface deficiency if an enabled button that the user
expects to do something shows no action when pressed. At the very least the
button should be disabled if a scientific number cell is selected. 
But it is far better if the button behaves the same for all content for that the
action is well defined. 
Comment 3 sulimma 2008-04-03 09:59:21 UTC
Just verified that the inconsistency persists in 2.4.0:

The add/remove decimal places buttons are active but have not effect.