Issue 50177 - Inherit cell format and formula when adding new rows to a text table
Summary: Inherit cell format and formula when adding new rows to a text table
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC Unix, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2005-06-01 13:32 UTC by frispete
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:38 UTC (History)
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Description frispete 2005-06-01 13:32:03 UTC
when writing some invoices with OOo writer, I use a template with a   
predefined table. Unfortunately, when adding rows, OOo use some default   
format. In my perfect world, OOo would inherit the format and formula  
from the row above the inserted one. I've provided a demonstating document 
I know, that I'm able to preformat a template with a certain number of   
items, and delete unneeded lines, but that's not flexible and a bit   
of a hassle, especially, since OOo (1.9.104) forgets the alignment on  
editing the currency formatted Item prize field. Just try my document.  
OTOH, if the rows are not enough, one has to go though a lot of steps:  
 - add line  
 - enter count, desc, item prize  
 - set item prize and prize alignment  
 - set item prize and prize format  
 - add count * item prize formula  
 - correct sum formula                    
While the first two steps are obvious, the rest isn't IMHO, and is even  
harder to teach to somebody less involved.. 
The idea is to provide one item row in the invoice template. Adding rows  
inherits the formula (with adjusted field references), number format, and 
alignment. BTW: alignment: it looks like the vertical alignment isn't 
predictable either.. 
A query on the users ML doesn't gave satisfying answers on this topic.   
Thus I ask the developers: is the intended behavior reasonable, or is this  
just a stupid user idea?
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-06-01 15:32:43 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:54:45 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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