Issue 88378 - notify user when auto inserting parentheses
Summary: notify user when auto inserting parentheses
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-04-17 09:53 UTC by gjwerler
Modified: 2013-12-18 12:44 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description gjwerler 2008-04-17 09:53:06 UTC
If you insert a formula in Calc where the number of opening parentheses does not
match the number of closing parentheses, Calc inserts parentheses but does not
notify the user it has.
This can result in formulas with errors. For example:
If I intend to enter: SQRT(16)*4 (which will result in 16) and by mistake enter:
Calc will add the closing parentheses at the end, resulting in the formula:
SQRT(16*4), with a result of 8.

Of course the best option is not to make any mistakes while inserting a formula
in the first place, but it would be better that Calc informs the user of it's
actions or if the user would be able to configure Calc to do so.
Comment 1 huw 2008-04-17 11:43:03 UTC
adding CC. Nice example, thanks.
Comment 2 oc 2008-07-15 10:43:46 UTC
reassigning features and enhancements to user which
will be the default owner for those tasks (was introduced some time ago)
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2013-12-18 12:44:39 UTC
Good enhancement.