Bug 83138 - Missing help for the "time based charting" checkbox
Summary: Missing help for the "time based charting" checkbox
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-27 11:26 UTC by Robert Pollak
Modified: 2020-04-06 17:37 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Time based charting checkbox in Chart Wizard - LO Calc Linux gtk3 (103.20 KB, image/png)
2020-04-06 16:55 UTC, Peter Nowee
Time based charting checkbox in Format - Data Ranges - LO Calc Linux gtk3 (98.16 KB, image/png)
2020-04-06 16:58 UTC, Peter Nowee

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Description Robert Pollak 2014-08-27 11:26:04 UTC
Clicking the help button in the diagram assistent does not show any info about the "time based charting" checkbox.

(I am using the German GUI where the checkbox is called "Zeitbasiertes Zeichnen".)
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2014-09-20 09:57:05 UTC
reproducible with LO (Win 8.1), tested with language = German and English

Steps Done:
1. Open CALC
2. Select a cell and go to INSERT -> OBJECT -> CHART or select the CHART icon from the toolbar at the top
3. In the CHART WIZARD select on the left side 2. DATA RANGE
4. Click on the HELP button

In the offline LO help file and in the online LO help on the internet you can't find information about the function TIME BASED CHARTING.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:56:42 UTC
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Comment 3 Robert Pollak 2015-10-15 06:59:02 UTC
In LO (Win 7), I don't find the "time based charting" checkbox any more.
Comment 4 Peter Nowee 2020-03-02 08:38:05 UTC
Still/again seeing the Time based charting checkbox in LO Calc in two places:
- Insert - Chart... Wizard, step Data Ranges, as described in Comment 2.
- For existing charts: Double-click a chart, then choose Format - Data Ranges.

A description of what this option does is still missing from the Help documentation, as far as I can tell.

Reopening this bug accordingly as UNCONFIRMED. If others see the problem as well, please change to NEW.

Also changing the Component from Chart to Documentation. Feel free to correct me if that is wrong.

Build ID: 1:6.4.1~rc1-2~bpo10+1
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.19; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2020-04-06 15:10:01 UTC
@Olivier Hallot, @LibreOfficiant, any opion wrt this issue ?
Comment 6 Alain Romedenne 2020-04-06 15:56:28 UTC
Unable to reproduce with
Comment 7 Peter Nowee 2020-04-06 16:55:17 UTC
Created attachment 159366 [details]
Time based charting checkbox in Chart Wizard - LO Calc Linux gtk3
Comment 8 Peter Nowee 2020-04-06 16:58:01 UTC
Created attachment 159367 [details]
Time based charting checkbox in Format - Data Ranges - LO Calc Linux gtk3

Hmm, that's strange. Here are my screenshots, using LO as well.
Comment 9 Peter Nowee 2020-04-06 17:01:31 UTC
Ah, sorry, I see what is the problem now. I had "Enable experimental features (may be unstable)" enabled in LO Options -> Advanced. If disabling that, the Time based charting option is gone.

I guess this means this bug report should be closed?