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Bug 75375 - Provide a visual clue when a table is a DDE link to Calc
Summary: Provide a visual clue when a table is a DDE link to Calc
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Writer-Tables-Enhancements
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Reported: 2014-02-22 17:21 UTC by Jean-Francois Nifenecker
Modified: 2019-01-28 20:18 UTC (History)
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Description Jean-Francois Nifenecker 2014-02-22 17:21:48 UTC
Inserting Calc data into a Writer document as a DDE link (using Paste special) creates a table within the Writer doc.
When one has to deal with big documents containing dozens of Writer native tables and a few DDE links, one can't visually distinguish the standard tables from the DDE-link ones.
It would be useful to be able to know from the UI when a table is not a standard one. This could be some visual clue associated with the table in the text, and/or a special marker in the Navigator, for instance.
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-06 01:30:29 UTC
I think this is a worthwhile enhancement request. Confirmed. Status set to NEW.
Comment 2 pierre-yves samyn 2015-04-12 06:36:42 UTC

I agree with this demand.

In the meantime I can suggest you to use the macro provided on the wiki: