- In Calc add a few values in a small range, eg. in A1:C3.
- Copy the range.
- In Writer, paste the range in an empty document as DDE link (via Paste Special).
- In Writer, open Edit -> Links to External Files..., click Modify..., and change Category to a smaller range, eg. Sheet1.A1:B2.
=> Note how the table is updated to exclude the values outside the new range, but the table itself isn't truncated, still has the same number of rows/columns as before. I'd expect the table to be reduced to fit the new range, especially since it's not possible to delete columns/rows from a linked table manually.
Observed using LO 22.214.171.124 & 3.3.0 / Ubuntu 17.10.
I remember DDE being something that we want to get rid of, so lower priority.
Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 67aaa98600269e6b8fa631146c3649a261369471
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.16; UI render: default; VCL: kde4;
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Built on June 7th 2018