Issue 65863 - Calc freezes when inserting columns
Summary: Calc freezes when inserting columns
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: oooqa
: 78257 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-05-29 18:33 UTC by doctype
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Sample from Activity Monitor (17.03 KB, text/plain)
2006-05-29 18:37 UTC, doctype
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Description doctype 2006-05-29 18:33:26 UTC
Under certain conditions, Calc freezes/gets unresponsive when trying to insert a


There are two ways to select a cell for inserting data into a calc cell:

1. Click once, the cell get's a "fat" border
2. Double-click, a blinking cursor shows

When trying to insert a (previously copied) column into a spreadsheet after
selecting a cell with method 2, OpenOffice hangs.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Select a column with at least two cells with data (by clicking on the column
head - A/B/C et. al.)
2. Copy it (command-c)
3. Select another cell by double-click (with blinking cursor)
4. Paste column by keyboard shortcut command-v (Note: When choosing the paste
toolbar button, only unformatted text/rtf-options are available & no freeze occurs)

I could provide a sample document, but it's easy to reproduce with a minimal
(self made) document.
Comment 1 doctype 2006-05-29 18:37:31 UTC
Created attachment 36779 [details]
Sample from Activity Monitor
Comment 2 doctype 2006-05-29 18:41:23 UTC
The sample from Activity Monitor is from NeoOffice 2 Alpha 3 Patch 1, which is
based (as far as I know) on OpenOffice 2.0.2 & has the same bug. The bug has
also been confirmed on Windows XP, see:
Comment 3 dridgway 2006-05-30 05:58:37 UTC
Confirming OOo 2.0.2 OS X and XP. To reproduce with vanilla X11 OOo on Mac, use Control-C, Control-V 
(not Command). Changing platform to "All", Version from 2.0.3 to 2.0.2 (typo in report?).
Comment 4 doctype 2006-05-30 10:19:04 UTC
The version I use on Mac OS X / X11 shows 2.0.3, I used the disk
image with name OOo_SRC680_m168_MacOSXPPC_en-US.
Comment 5 dridgway 2006-05-31 00:53:40 UTC
Changed version back to 2.0.3.
Comment 6 frank 2006-06-06 14:34:27 UTC
Hi Niklas,

one for you I think.

It's nonsense to copy a whole colun with 65535 cells into one but a freeze
should be avoided.

Comment 7 kwietniewski 2007-02-02 06:49:22 UTC
confirming on OO 2.1 on WinXP proffesional SP2
OOffice hanged with memory growing (0,5 MB /s)
Comment 8 kwietniewski 2007-02-02 07:16:21 UTC
observed a similar failure in following way:
1. clicked cell C 30000 in an empty spreadsheet
2. by pressing shift + ctrl + up arrow selected cells up to C 1
3. Ctrl+c
4.double clicked some other cell
5. ctrl+v   ---> OO hangs 
 - also tried selecting 5000 cells, however OO recovered in approx 10 seconds.
Comment 9 ocke.janssen 2007-09-19 12:42:01 UTC
*** Issue 78257 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 Martin Hollmichel 2007-11-09 16:52:32 UTC
change target from 2.x to 3.x according to
Comment 11 boxfoot 2007-11-26 08:53:29 UTC
I have this problem any time I try to insert columns in any way. This includes:

1. Right-clicking on any cell and selecting "insert column" from the context menu.
2. Selecting any cell, then selecting "Column" from the "Insert" menu.

I'm using OOo on Gentoo linux.
Comment 12 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:11:10 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".