Issue 82506 - CTRL+A selection should be kept after a replace all operation
Summary: CTRL+A selection should be kept after a replace all operation
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-10-11 12:36 UTC by kim_lyon
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description kim_lyon 2007-10-11 12:36:21 UTC
After Replacing Cell Name Portions Replacement Selection Disappears .
Procedure :-
1) Select the work sheet -> ^A .
2) Carry out a replacement operation .
3) Observe that the selection - inverse text depiction - is no longer present .
current solution ( should not be required ) :-
4) Close Replacement Dialog .
5) Reselect - ^A .
6) Open Replacement Dialog .
Comment 1 frank 2007-10-11 14:54:08 UTC
Sorry, but I don't understand what you're doing here. Please describe more
precisely and give a step by step description on how to reproduce.

Comment 2 kim_lyon 2007-10-11 14:56:08 UTC
Area selected by ^A operation is no longer selected after the replacement
operation - whole operation has to be repeated .
Comment 3 frank 2007-10-11 15:09:03 UTC
Not a defect but maybe an enhancement request.

BTW such an selection with CTRL+A and than a replace all operation is nonsense
as the replace all functionality searches the whole sheet if not set to current
selection only.

Comment 4 frank 2007-10-11 15:10:29 UTC
Changed Summary to reflect the problem.
Comment 5 ftack 2008-03-12 09:44:19 UTC
This issue is currently represented as a triviality. However, it is more
significant than that. May I advise to change the title one more time to 

"User selection should be kept after a replace all operation"

because indeed the issue is that Calc just changes the users' selection after
"Replace all". Obviously, when the user wants to act on a selection of cells, it
is not up to the application to change the users selection.

This is obviously related to the other issue, where a user has to select a
hidden option (hidden under "more") to have the spreadsheet effectively work on
his selection (issue 35093).
Comment 6 macias 2008-08-04 21:28:31 UTC
It is not Windows issue only but all platforms, not Calc, but Writer as well 
and this is not a wish report but a bug -- compare this to even simple editors 
like Kate. Replace means "replace", it does not mean "replace and do some 
other random stuff" --> thus, a defect. 

And the defect is still valid (dev3.0 m28).