"When I save a spreadsheet to CSV, only the active sheet is saved. The first time
I ever did it, I might have cared about the warning, but now I do not.
Please allow me, in a similar fashion to firefox, to elect to never see this
message again via a checkbox. It should, ideally, default to checked."
The dialog show to you just previously covers off much of the warning needed when it asks me if I wish to save in an open document format instead.
That dialog has a 'never show me again' feature.
If any warnings that were needed could be shown at that stage; this would remove one annoyance.
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I can verify this behaviour is still a problem with 3.4.4 at the very least.
in 18.104.22.168 checkbox for disabling this warning not added yet
Neither fixed in 3.5.4
This more than annoying is a BIG bug: it avoids to transform documents into PDF from batch processes.
I'm not sure I can still reproduce this with LO Version: 22.214.171.124.alpha0+
Build ID: 09a1e4f36128f64029d45a38d9b059bf11ea0821
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Please add exact reproduce steps for this bug and add a screenshot of the dialog which you do not want to see (or be able to "never show again").
Once the additional info has been provided set this bug back to NEW please.
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I can confirm this on 126.96.36.199.
A warning dialog still shows up when saving to CSV from document with multiple sheets with no option to never see it again.
The text is as follows. Title: "LibreOffice 188.8.131.52"
Message: "Warning saving the document testfile:
Only the active sheet was saved."
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a new sheet inside spreadsheet document (so you have at least 2 sheets).
2. File → Save as
3. Pick .csv as file format.
5. The annoying dialog shows up.
Created attachment 124435 [details]
The annoying dialog.
I am working on a patch for this.
Created attachment 162665 [details]
Video demo of patch.
Here I have saved a document with 2 sheets as a CSV file. I re-save it, and it shows the warning dialog. I uncheck the checkbox and click OK. The next time I save the document, it does not show the warning.
Created attachment 162666 [details]
Current dialog on my system (Ubuntu 18.04).
Created attachment 162667 [details]
Proposed new dialog.
That sounds interesting :-)
Is this option available only for current file, or is it for all next CSV files? I would prefer only for current file.
Text "Warn me about this in the future." may need some rewording:
"Warn again for next saving"?
(In reply to Laurent BP from comment #13)
Thanks for the suggestions.
> That sounds interesting :-)
> Is this option available only for current file, or is it for all next CSV
> files? I would prefer only for current file.
It applies for all files. I think this is required to fix the batch process issue in Comment #4 above.
To be clear, it applies when saving from ODS to CSV as well as re-saving the CSV.
> Text "Warn me about this in the future." may need some rewording:
> "Warn again for next saving"?
t actually applies to all future savings, so I prefer the original wording. I copied the text from the "replace existing content" dialog, which occurs when you paste into a cell where there is already something, so it is consistent.
I'm planning to request feedback from the UX team, so let's see what they say.
Created attachment 162768 [details]
Proposed new option in the preferences window.
This is the corresponding new option in the Preferences Dialog. It's currently under "Calc --> General --> Input" which is probably the wrong place, so should be moved somewhere better.
UX Team -- please take a look at this enhancement. Thanks!
The attached screenshots and video show my proposed patch.
In particular, the option I propose to add in the Preferences Dialog should be moved to a different section than "Calc -- General -- Input". What section should it be moved to? (https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/attachment.cgi?id=162768)
Also note the suggestions in Comment #13 and Comment #14.
Not perfectly sure how it works. Save on a sheet that has been saved as CSV only or also for every new document and/or session. The first doesn't need a global option. The other can be with "Show override warning" but ideally we create an extra section. Most input settings could go into Default or warnings to View.
The text itself better align with the checkbox on the dialog. Something like "Show warning when saving only the active sheet". You label the checkbox "Warn me..." which is a bit uncommon. How about "[x] Show this warning when saving only active sheets". The checkbox is typically left-aligned placed at the very bottom of the dialog. See the tip of the day dialog what I have in mind  (first idea was to create a generic "extended" confirmation dialog, which could be used for other messages too).
(In reply to Pablo Beltran from comment #4)
> This more than annoying is a BIG bug: it avoids to transform documents into
> PDF from batch processes.
(In reply to Martin van Zijl from comment #14)
> It applies for all files. I think this is required to fix the batch process
> issue in Comment #4 above.
I'm sorry, but I don't see comment 4 relevant to this "Export to CSV" RFE at all; and so I don't see how this is necessary for batch-process.
We definitely need some centralized infra for disabled dialogs - possibly per-module, like dedicated options tab under each module... but that's a separate task.
Martin's patch: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/98174
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