[Libreoffice] Discuss "Easy_Hacks: Remove Sheet From File"?

Joe Smith jes at martnet.com
Mon Nov 22 09:07:48 PST 2010

Michael Meeks <michael.meeks at ...> writes:

> 	Hmm; Kohei - did you add this one ? Christoph - do you have a thought
> or two ? 

Kohei added this one, if I read the wiki page history right.

> > If Calc had a clean way to import data from a text file, then I'd love to see
> > this go, but right now, it would be missed.
> 	So - can you expand on what such a clean way might look like ? 

Yikes! Don't get me started ;-)

The current file handling strategy makes it trivially easy--likely, even--for
File > Open/Save to lose data and/or work, even for expert users. That includes
working with text file data in Calc, and that's why I use/recommend Insert >
Sheet From File instead of File > Open.

Ideally, File > Open/Save would guarantee that the user's data and work are
saved faithfully.

For other modes of data access, something like File > Import/Export, or Save
Copy As, could be used.

There are a couple of open issues for this, but nothing beyond some discussion:

Anyway, that's a much, much larger and longer-term issue than what menu items
are included.

I suppose it's fair to say there's no clear consensus on what the "right way"
would look like either.


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