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Bug 130838 - Calc: "Track changes" mode disables some kinds of functionality; documentation on that missing
Summary: Calc: "Track changes" mode disables some kinds of functionality; documentatio...
Status: NEW
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
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Reported: 2020-02-21 13:30 UTC by Mike Kaganski
Modified: 2020-02-22 09:17 UTC (History)
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Description Mike Kaganski 2020-02-21 13:30:48 UTC
In Calc, when recording changes, one can e.g. add sheets, but not remove them (relevant menu item is disabled). That could confuse users; and I couldn't find mentions of that in help. The set of disabled functions needs to be collected and documented.

(Another problem is that this should be somehow be mentioned in UI: like not disabling actions, but trying to use them, replying "Can't do that in track changes mode", or something else making that obvious; but that's a different issue.)
Comment 1 stdedos 2020-02-21 18:55:43 UTC
(In reply to Mike Kaganski from comment #0)
> In Calc, when recording changes, one can e.g. add sheets, but not remove
> them (relevant menu item is disabled). That could confuse users; and I
> couldn't find mentions of that in help. The set of disabled functions needs
> to be collected and documented.

Due to the way the machinery to block removing / moving sheets works, even though add is allowed, adding sheets feels more of a "hack", than expected flow (with the exception of the + icon)

> (Another problem is that this should be somehow be mentioned in UI: like not
> disabling actions, but trying to use them, replying "Can't do that in track
> changes mode", or something else making that obvious; but that's a different
> issue.)

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130840
Comment 2 Timur 2020-02-22 09:08:07 UTC
Should be documented until a real solution that's bug 68655.
But https://help.libreoffice.org/7.0/en-US/text/scalc/01/02170000.html says:
"You cannot delete a sheet while Edit - Track Changes - Record is activated."

Is there something else missing?
Comment 3 Mike Kaganski 2020-02-22 09:12:30 UTC
(In reply to Timur from comment #2)
> But https://help.libreoffice.org/7.0/en-US/text/scalc/01/02170000.html says:
> "You cannot delete a sheet while Edit - Track Changes - Record is activated."

Nice! I was looking under "Track Changes" help topics.

Possibly something could be added there, too - but in fact, anyone trying to delete a sheet would likely rather look under "delete sheet" then under "Track Changes", so ...

But yes, there are more places where it's missing: e.g., https://help.libreoffice.org/7.0/en-US/text/scalc/01/02180000.html
Comment 4 Timur 2020-02-22 09:17:12 UTC
Tracking and "Move or copy sheet" is not mentioned at 
https://help.libreoffice.org/7.0/en-US/text/scalc/01/02180000.html 
So I set New.