[Libreoffice] Tab rename in Calc

Andy Brown andy at the-martin-byrd.net
Mon Nov 15 10:19:05 PST 2010

On Mon Nov 15 2010 08:07:28 GMT-0800 (PST)  Kohei Yoshida wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-15 at 15:55 +0000, Michael Meeks wrote:
>> Hi Andy,
>> On Mon, 2010-11-15 at 07:17 -0800, Andy Brown wrote:
>>> You are quite correct.  I made the mistake by saying copy instead of 
>>> move/copy.  Currently if you right click and select move/copy sheet then 
>>> click the copy box the sheet is renamed with a .# (.1,.2,.3 and so on). 
>>>   You then have to right click Rename or double click to change the 
>>> name.  Having the rename dialog open, even with the suggested .# name 
>>> would save a couple of clicks.  I have several spreadsheets that are 
>>> updated at least monthly.  I use the move/copy use the tab name as the 
>>> date is was updated and having the rename dialog open would be great.
>> 	Personally I'm fine with that idea - of course, it is neater to have a
>> "New sheet name" entry inside the Move/Copy sheet dialog I think; that
>> is an easy enough hack.
> Yes, that was my initial thought too.  I prefer this to launching
> another modal dialog when dismissing the first modal dialog.

Works for me.  Save time in the process.

>> 	It would be great if you could add it to the 'Easy Hacks' section in
>> the "Easy Programming Tasks" section - with a clear spec of what needs
>> doing; it would be even better if you took the task on :-) working with
>> VCL's resources there is quite a pain - and it'll increase the interest
>> in Ricardo's new layout work I think.
>> 	Kohei - if you object strongly - would be good to remove the Easy
>> Hack / discuss :-)
> Well, the only complication would be that calc also allows copying of
> multiple sheets when multiple sheets are selected, in which case we
> would need more than one sheet name input box.  We need to decide how we
> need to handle this before going further.  IMO this scenario somewhat
> complicates the matter, and I don't have a good solution to offer here,
> unfortunately.
> Kohei

I had not though of this but your correct some planning needs to go into 


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