Bug 67219 - [VIEWING] Comment cell block selection
Summary: [VIEWING] Comment cell block selection
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Calc-Comments
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Reported: 2013-07-23 14:54 UTC by severoraz
Modified: 2016-11-29 18:38 UTC (History)
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Description severoraz 2013-07-23 14:54:22 UTC
This enhancement allows the user to select a block of cells and insert a comment for the selection.

I guess this enhancement request is pretty much analogous to Writer's newly acquired text selection comments (as opposed to single character position comments).
Comment 1 severoraz 2013-07-23 14:56:33 UTC
The analogous bug in Writer is bug #38244.
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2013-07-23 19:47:18 UTC

Thanks for the report!
Can you pls describe the use case for this?
Comment 3 severoraz 2013-07-24 05:46:37 UTC
Well, say perhaps you want to comment a whole table, then you'd use the feature. Or perhaps you were writing a scientific document, and you wanted to point out an important fact about some data in a data table, then you'd select the cells and comment. Or maybe you are organizing an enterprise inventory, and there is some explanation to do about a group of items, then you'd use it again. I think there are many use cases, don't you as well?
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2013-07-30 20:48:48 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)

> you'd use it again. I think there are many use cases, don't you as well?

Yes, I can think of those too.
But in these situations I would be more tempted to set a comment at the top of a table /  one cell, and write in it that is applies to more cells.
I'm afraid that it becomes looking messy with comments linked over such ranges.
Maybe only me.. ?

But thanks for your reply!