Issue 66052 - Feature request - "Compare side by side", as in Excel 2003
Summary: Feature request - "Compare side by side", as in Excel 2003
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 76223 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2006-06-02 13:19 UTC by kpalagin
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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2006-06-02 13:20 UTC, kpalagin
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Description kpalagin 2006-06-02 13:19:39 UTC
Please consider adding "Compare side by side" feature, like Excel 2003 has 
(see screenshot attached). The point is synchroniuos vertical and horisontal 
scrolling of two spreadsheet.
Comment 1 kpalagin 2006-06-02 13:20:25 UTC
Created attachment 36877 [details]
Comment 2 frank 2006-06-02 15:27:54 UTC
Something similar can be achieved by using the context menu of the taskbar.
Comment 3 kpalagin 2007-04-11 12:44:30 UTC
*** Issue 76223 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 kami911 2007-05-09 17:50:16 UTC
This would be an useful enhancement. Also same for Writer also would be nice...
Comment 5 kami911 2007-05-09 17:56:10 UTC
Comment 6 kami911 2008-11-27 14:44:33 UTC
@kohei: Do you have idea how can you solve this request in the easiest way?
Comment 7 kyoshida 2008-12-04 15:30:07 UTC
@kami_: I don't know of an "easy" way to implement this.  One thing to note is
that Excel uses its MDI facility to implement the side-by-side feature, but OOo
is no longer an MDI app.

Someone once mentioned a "tabbed browsing" feature for OOo by re-using the
existing framework in OOo.  Extending that would be one way to implement this.

Also, we could make use of the split window functionality for this.  But the
current split window only deals with one document instance whereas the
side-by-side feature requires loading two document instances and controlling
their view at the same time.  So I can imagine a fair amount of refactoring may
be necessary to make that happen.

If we want to implement this for Writer as well as Calc, then looking into the
"tabbed browsing" approach may be the right direction.  But this is just my
initial guess.