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Old 12-30-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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OpenOffice Spreadsheet layout option?

Subject: Open-Office spreadsheet

I'd just like to comment on the Open-Office spreadsheet layout.

I for one would like to see above the number "1" cell a Row added then at the front of that row a "(x)" - (for the x in the x, y coordinates and also so "(x)" would not be confused with a regular "x"). This would act as a Header row and any items added below a header would correspond sequentially to the numbers to the left column of numbers (so item number 5 would not be in row 6).

Something similar probably is not needed as much in the Alphabet characters row. However in front of the "A", a "(y)" could be used there, as in the x, y coordinates (again using "(y)" so as not to be confused with a regular "y"). Now it is programed so when you add a column or row the Alphabet row jumps over, and the Numeric column moves up.

I wonder if this new layout could be an added to the option menu?

Just a thought!

Newbie Jeff ... signing out here

P. S. (x) and (y) could of course be substituted with maybe some other Greek or Latin character...?

Last edited by shmmoz; 12-30-2010 at 11:46 AM. Reason: Added clearity to concept introduced.
Old 12-30-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
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Wouldn't it be better to submit this as a feature request to the developers? They are, after all, the ones who control which features their software has.
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Will try again

It seems to me I tried to pass this info on a few years ago, and ran into some type of problem/red tape. However I will try again.
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You might also try the LibreOffice developers. They might be more open to suggestions.

By the way, LibreOffice release candidate 2 is now available. I installed it today, but haven't done much except import my templates from Open Office. They imported smoothly.


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