Redirecting conversation regarding GSoC Project to Mailing List
sarrahbastaw at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 11:21:34 UTC 2022
Continuing here the conversation with Eike Rathke as instructed by him in
the previous email :
> However, I'd like to keep further dev-related and specifically GSoC
> discussion on our mailing list libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org and
> continue things there, so everyone can benefit.
> That being said, do you already have ideas what would be required for
> a solution?
Thank you for replying to me! I would definitely be glad to solve an
interesting problem with your mentorship.
Based on what I have understood so far, here is the functionality we are
looking to implement in Table Styles
We want to visually make it similar to the tables currently present in
autoformat, however it should be able to apply the same attribute to
multiple cells changing as more data is entered
The functionality for this could be referred to from the present table
styles in Impress and the functionality for sorting, filters, etc from
existing code for pivot tables in calc, if I’m not wrong. ( I would
appreciate if you could give me the code pointers for these to refer
Also, as the bug [#132780](
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132780) talks about
in detail, it also includes that the functionality is present identically
in openoffice with a GPL3 license, so I do not know exactly how that can be
used and how it would fall within the scope of this project, and hence
would appreciate pointers from you.
I’m not extremely well versed in this, but I assume apart from the
hindrance to user of formatting added data manually in Autoformat styles,
the main difference of table styles to that would be that instead of
applying the attributes cell by cell, they would be applied directly to the
entire table. I believe this would require some concepts of Object-Oriented
programming to increase the efficiency, and I think I could understand
better from how it is already implemented in Impress.
Lastly, I see that suggestions include asking users to use pivot tables
for functionalities such as creating charts from tables etc., so if we do
implement table styles, I assume we would merge it with pivot tables.
Please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong anywhere and guide me on how to
proceed further with this project and what resources would I need to study?
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