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Bug 88156 - CALC: cell comments should have visual references to their cells on printouts
Summary: CALC: cell comments should have visual references to their cells on printouts
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Calc-Comments
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Reported: 2015-01-07 13:14 UTC by ^m'e
Modified: 2018-11-20 11:49 UTC (History)
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Description ^m'e 2015-01-07 13:14:30 UTC
When cells have hidden (i.e. "Show Comment" off) comments *and* option "Format"->"Page"->"Sheet"->"Print: Comments" is on, a printout shows footnote-like lines at the page bottom but no visual cue appears in the corresponding cells. This is annoying as it forces to also print row/column headers in order to see which cell a comment refers to.

I suggest to print a superscript in the affected cells referencing the proper comment line -- a global option might then allow rendering of cell comments as footnotes in printouts.
Comment 1 raal 2015-01-08 10:32:00 UTC
setting as enhancement
Comment 2 raal 2015-01-18 10:08:51 UTC
UX Team -- please take a look at this enhancement. Thanks!
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 04:21:36 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2018-11-20 11:49:18 UTC
(In reply to ^m'e from comment #0)
> I suggest to print a superscript in the affected cells referencing the
> proper comment line -- a global option might then allow rendering of cell
> comments as footnotes in printouts.

Sounds like a good solution (to just have the comment indicator printed is not sufficient). System-defined footnotes may not work with special font settings, col filling numbers, and likely result in other wishes. But we should soft-pedal the rarely used and simple feature. Sp +1 to the idea.