Issue 93973 - Improve adjustment of small column width using mouse
Summary: Improve adjustment of small column width using mouse
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 RC1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2008-09-17 05:42 UTC by mr_smyle
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:53 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description mr_smyle 2008-09-17 05:42:03 UTC
I can't set width less than 0,31 mm  or 0,28 mm  for columns. This minimal width
is varying. I need 0,1 - but I can't.
Comment 1 mr_smyle 2008-09-17 06:01:51 UTC
... by mouse
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2008-09-17 06:25:50 UTC
What Means "I can't"? Qualms? Eye problems?

Please read our guidelines on
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contribute a clear step by step instruction containing all observations (error
messages ...), every key press and every mouse click how to reproduce the
problem, and explain why you believe that your results are unexpected.


I checked with "Ooo 3.0.0 RC1 Multilingual version German UI WIN XP: [OOO300m5
(Build9350)]" and can confirm the reported effect with some limitations.
1. Open new Spreadsheet, make sure that measurement is in mm"
2. set Zoom to 400%
3. Click on column header "A" to higlight column
4. Menu 'Format -> Column -> Width ... - Width "0,5mm"
5. Redo from 3. for Column "B" with 0,25mm
6. Redo from 3. for Column "C" with 0,1mm
7. Redo from 3. for Column "D" using context menu with 0,05mm

Until here all as expected, column with become smaller and smaller every step.

8. Move cell cursor through the modified columns and check width with 
   menu 'Format -> Column -> Width ...' 
   Expected: A ... D: 0,5 - 0,25 - 0,1 - 0,05mm
   Actual: as expected.

11. Indeed, there is a problem to minimize column width dragging the vertical
column border in the column header using mouse pointer. It's a little difficult,
but I can shrink a column with until 0,28mm (visible in tool tipp), but when I
release  lft mouse button, the with increases to 0,58mm (or similar).

Is "11." your problem you wanted to report?
Comment 3 mr_smyle 2008-09-17 10:31:30 UTC
Ok! I will read guides. Thank you!

Yes, "11." is my problem. After releasing mouse - column width not equal to 
that I see in tooltip. 

1. Scale 100% 
2. Drag border of column. Until I see 0,11 in tooltip.
3. Release mouse button and width became 0,28 mm.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2008-09-17 13:15:35 UTC
I do not see a big common interest for this, because an alternative/workaround
(use menu) exists. 
Comment 5 mr_smyle 2010-02-13 19:39:09 UTC
I think it related to width of one letter in column header 'A','B','C' etc.
May be it easy to fix?
Comment 6 kpalagin 2010-02-19 20:56:54 UTC
Confirming with OO3.2 on WinXP - as described.
Comment 7 philhibbs 2010-09-30 16:09:58 UTC
It appears that the smallest width that you can set a column to with the mouse
is related to the zoom level - zoom in further, and you can drag the column
width to be narrower with the mouse.