Issue 81260 - multiselection in the data range
Summary: multiselection in the data range
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: chart (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 95567 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2007-09-04 14:57 UTC by pagalmes.lists
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description pagalmes.lists 2007-09-04 14:57:33 UTC
i created a chart and want to change the data range to select the first line and
line "C" :

  1992 1993 1994 1995
A 22   23   23   25
B 25   26   25   27
C 14   16   17   18
D 19   15   16   16

Currently, it is not possible to do it simply in the datarange dialog. It should
be possible to use the crtl key to do it.
Comment 1 bjoern.milcke 2007-09-04 15:27:33 UTC
->pagalmes: How do you want to achieve this? When you select the first range,
the dialog closes, so how can you select a second range with Ctrl?
Comment 2 pagalmes.lists 2007-09-04 15:39:38 UTC
An idea an how to solve the issue:

- select the first range (then the dialog appears back)
- click on ctrl
- select the second range

This may also depend on issue 71812 ta smooth the selection.
Comment 3 bjoern.milcke 2007-09-04 15:54:12 UTC
Er, do I understand that correctly, when "the dialog appears again", that you
would have to press on the shrink button or press return for every simple range
you choose? I don't know if that is a good idea.

Probably, we should wait if we find a solution for Issue 71812, where we can
just choose another range with the mouse. Note that you have to enter the ";"
manually even in Excel to concatenate ranges.
Comment 4 pagalmes.lists 2007-09-04 16:55:16 UTC
I think that when you press on ctrl, the dialog should shrink automatically.
When you release, it pops up again.
Comment 5 niklas.nebel 2007-09-04 18:28:18 UTC
Shrinking on Ctrl key sounds strange. I'll set target "later" for now until
there is a better suggestion for the new behavior.
Comment 6 kla 2008-11-04 13:52:18 UTC
*** Issue 95567 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 urandom 2008-11-04 15:25:28 UTC
I'll throw in my own suggestion, in hopes of resolving this issue sooner.

Why not use the same method as various widget libraries use to select
non-continuous elements? For instance, in the GTK TreeView, holding down [ctrl]
while clicking would start, or add to the started selection. So, to translate
this to OOo,  by opening the range select dialog, if the user is holding [ctrl]
while selecting a data range, the dialog will not close. Instead, a ';'
delimeter will get added, and the user gets to append another data range, if
[ctrl] is still being held. However, if [ctrl] is no longer being held, instead
of appending, the new data range will replace the old one.
Comment 8 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:27:53 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".