Issue 72330 - Have to specify which oo component file should open in every time
Summary: Have to specify which oo component file should open in every time
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.4
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2006-12-06 17:15 UTC by stuartprescott
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description stuartprescott 2006-12-06 17:15:14 UTC
I have a series of data files generated by other software. They variously have
.txt, .dat and .csv extensions.

Within the oocalc user interface, I have to specify, *every time* that I want to
open the .dat and .txt file in oocalc and not in oowriter. This is a pain,
especially when there are a lot of files to import and process. In fact, this
makes OOo almost unusable for me.

To add insult to injury, the user interface for selecting that the file should
be opened in calc is quite bad from a usability perspective. Selecting an item
from a very long dropdown list is probably the least user-friendly way of doing

Perhap you can create a new menu item "Open a file in this component"? Or a
checkbox on the Open dialogue box saying "Open the file in the same component"?
Comment 1 delorea 2006-12-14 17:12:40 UTC
as regard to me I think the same.
But this is not an issue but a feature request, or an enhancement.
So if you want, I can change the type of issue and you (and some other) can vote
the request for future releases.
Let me know

Comment 2 kpalagin 2007-05-12 11:45:44 UTC
I am sure this is dup, but can't find an earlier issue, so changing to 
enhancement and confirming.
Comment 3 oc 2008-07-15 10:43:08 UTC
reassigning features and enhancements to user which
will be the default owner for those tasks (was introduced some time ago)