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Bug 46930 - [UI] Drag and Drop Row / Column Headings should be possible be Move the headings
Summary: [UI] Drag and Drop Row / Column Headings should be possible be Move the headings
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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: 120043 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Cell-Management
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Reported: 2012-03-03 05:19 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2018-10-23 15:56 UTC (History)
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2012-03-03 05:19:44 UTC
calc forces the user to click on one of the column/line cells to move it after selection, when the natural thing would be to drag the column/line button used to select it
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-03-03 07:23:40 UTC
Sounds plausible at first sight. But I doubt that that will be modified because drag and drop Heading "B" behind "C" would let user expect that new order would be ACBD...

@reporter:
is there and Spreadsheet program doing it the way you request? Gnumeric does not.
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2012-03-03 08:15:31 UTC
That's how excel works for example and excel users have no such expectation as you describe:

1. they want to move column/lines
2. everywhere else in the office suite you can move items by selecting them, keeping the mouse button pressed, and dragging somewhere else
3. the column/line selection point is its heading

So having to switch selection point to start dragging is completely unatural and non-obvious
Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2012-03-03 08:20:39 UTC
See how confusing the current UI is there:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=56667
Comment 4 m.a.riosv 2015-11-21 15:34:10 UTC
*** Bug 95964 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2018-10-23 13:15:51 UTC
*** Bug 120043 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***