[Libreoffice] Forwarding cell grid question

Bernhard Dippold bernhard at familie-dippold.at
Fri Jan 7 17:51:36 PST 2011

Hi Christoph, Ferenc, all

Christoph Noack schrieb:
> Hi Ferenc, all,
> forwarding to libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org ...
> There has been a question on the design team mailing list concerning
> the cell grid - it seems to be drawn in the background, thus, it
> vanishes if people apply a background color (see picture link
> below).
> I don't know whether this is intentional, a bug, ... so I though
> it's better to ask you. From my UX point-of-view, the grid should be
> shown on-top.

This has been chosen intentionally "for compatibility with other
spreadsheet programs"
... except OpenOffice.org, I assume ...

"There have been many requests for this feature from those users who use
Calc to design input forms; to remove grid lines in selected areas. 
When designing forms inside spreadsheet, grid lines look very ugly."

With target LibO 3.3.1 this feature should be customizable.

Please have a look at
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30800 for details.

 From my personal POV most users add colored backgrounds in order to 
differ between areas instead of creating input forms, therefore I'd like 
to see the previous behavior as default and the hidden grid lines as 
selectable option.

But perhaps there might be UX survey data about that question...

Best regards


> Thanks in advance!
> Cheers, Christoph
> PS: I'll moderate answers to design at libreoffice...
> Am Donnerstag, den 06.01.2011, 17:38 +0100 schrieb Ferenc Gyenezs:
>> Hi!
>> My question is, is there any way to turn the default cell border
>> always-on-top / show even, when the cell got a background color?
>> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2842728/grid.jpg
>> I really want to leave OOCalc alone, but i use a lot of cell
>> coloring, and "this" feature is annoys me.

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