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Bug 81306 - EDITING: Impossibile to resize formula field if under another field
Summary: EDITING: Impossibile to resize formula field if under another field
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Calc-UX
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Reported: 2014-07-13 20:32 UTC by lore
Modified: 2020-08-12 18:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description lore 2014-07-13 20:32:19 UTC
Problem description: 
If you have a formula that is pointing at the same cell range twice and you resize one of the two fields to make it bigger by dragging one of the corners' square, you will not be able to resize the second one with the same method

Steps to reproduce:
1. New file
2. Fill the first 6 cells of the first column with numbers (cells A1:A6)
3. Chose an empty cell and write this formula in it: =SUM(A1:A4)-SUM(A1:A4)
4. Double clic on the cell with the formula to make the formula fields appear, select the first one (at this stage they are one on top of the other and then appear as one filed only) and drag one of the bottom corners' square down to enclose cells A1:A6. At this point the formula should be =SUM(A1:A4)-SUM(A1:A6)
5. Now try and do the same with the other field, you will not be able to pick the square for dragging. You will not be able to drag the whole rectangle by clicking on its bottom line either.

Current behavior:
See above
Expected behavior:
You should be able to resize the smaller rectangle or to move it around. When clicking, the priority of what gets picked and what not should be revised and should depend on the vicinity of pickable element.

Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-07-16 20:18:16 UTC
Thank you for reporting this issue! I have been able to confirm the issue on:
Version: rc
Date:   Mon Jun 23 15:40:45 2014 +0200
Platform :Ubuntu 14.04

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As I've been able to confirm this problem I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Minor - can slow down professional work but won't prevent it
Low - there is a relatively easy work around

If you push enter and then double click again on the cell, both boxes are now selectable.

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Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:43:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-10-22 17:01:19 UTC

You can also move the A1:A6 box away for a while and then you can access the box underneath it.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: fcc2415ade6ae93710bbbda9f7e163045e323105
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-10-21_16:55:13
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 11:10:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:17:16 UTC
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