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Bug 125834 - Extend context menu in a pivot table with mark actions
Summary: Extend context menu in a pivot table with mark actions
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
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6.2.4.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: Context-Menu Pivot-Table
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Reported: 2019-06-10 17:12 UTC by Markus Elfring
Modified: 2019-08-22 13:42 UTC (History)
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Description Markus Elfring 2019-06-10 17:12:33 UTC
I have tried the software “LibreOffice Calc 6.2.4.2-821.3” (Build-ID: 20(Build:2)) out again.
If you move around in cells which belong to a pivot table, the management object is known. A context menu entry like “Edit layout …” can be offered then.
I would find it occasionally helpful if corresponding actions like the following will be also provided.
* Mark data column
* Mark data row
* Mark table area
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2019-08-19 08:58:22 UTC
Mark column/row is done by a click on the column/row header or the top-left cell respectively for the whole table. Why do you think we need those in the context menu?
Comment 2 Markus Elfring 2019-08-19 11:52:11 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
I suggest to make context menus more helpful also for items of pivot tables.
Can the marking of corresponding cell areas become more convenient and safe?
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2019-08-20 07:55:54 UTC
I don't understand clicking on a col/row header as an inconvenience. In fact it is just one click versus two for the menu. We would have to introduce new commands, which bloats the API further with detriment on maintenance what makes me reluctant to agree here. Accessibility would be an argument...
Comment 4 Markus Elfring 2019-08-20 09:10:16 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> I don't understand clicking on a col/row header as an inconvenience.

Will this action result in a changed input focus?


> In fact it is just one click versus two for the menu.

How useful do you find context menus?


> Accessibility would be an argument...

I suggest to take another look also at this aspect.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2019-08-22 12:34:43 UTC
We had this topic on the agenda for the weekly design meeting. The row/column selection is not limited to pivot tables and commands would be relevant for spreadsheets too. And since we have plenty of shortcuts to deal with data I close this as WFM.
Comment 6 Markus Elfring 2019-08-22 12:44:05 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #5)
I would appreciate a nicer context menu.