[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Sheet local range names in Navigator

Christoph Noack christoph at dogmatux.com
Thu Jun 30 13:56:10 PDT 2011

Hi Markus!

Just a quick reply without keeping you too busy ... this time ;-)

Am Donnerstag, den 30.06.2011, 04:11 +0200 schrieb Markus Mohrhard:
> Hello Christoph,
> 2011/6/30 Christoph Noack <christoph at dogmatux.com>
>              * broken natural workflow: if an area is selected, and if
>         the
>                "Define Names" dialog is opened, and the "Scope" is
>         changed,
>                then it drops the "Assigned to" and Name entries --> so
>         if
>                people want to add a local range name, they have to
>         enter it
>                after opening the dialog
> Ok, will add this to fdo#38565


>              * the scope dropdown lists "Document (Global)" - so the
>         user has
>                to guess that the other items are meant to be "(Local)"
> This is nearly the same behaviour as in Excel and I think after the
> entry Global I wouldn't expect any more global entries. But if you
> propose a better naming scheme I will change it.

Could you please give me a hint what Excel version you are referring to?
I had a look at other Excel versions and found them to behave in much
saner way (either completely hiding that functionality in the UI, or
separating the adding/viewing ranges).

>         Is there any description available (non-code) that summarizes
>         how our
>         new dialog is intended to work? Maybe I just stumbled across
>         weird bugs,
>         so I don't know what's intended and what not.
> Except for the limited scope, local and global range names should work
> the same way. The only minor difference is that local range names have
> a higher priority than global range names. All other difference I can
> imagine now are bugs or just not yet implemented but I would like to
> reach the point where there is no difference any more.

> So just add every bug or change you would like to see in this area to
> my nice bug  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38565 .
> Every notice in a mail gets lost with the time but I will close the
> bug only if i think that all issues mentioned are resolved ;)

Sure, sure. I'm just unsure whether the dialog itself is the
solution ... mmh ... and if it can be easily described in a bug.

However, I'd like to spend the rest of the day with the download section
- I missed to work on that since quite some time. So sorry for omitting
any further thoughts ... but I'll ping you again. Would that be okay?


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