Bug 98913 - Autocomplete multi-line text ignores new line white spaces when filling cell value
Summary: Autocomplete multi-line text ignores new line white spaces when filling cell ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
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5.0.5.2 release
Hardware: All All
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Blocks: AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2016-03-26 20:54 UTC by teo8976
Modified: 2017-10-23 14:12 UTC (History)
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Description teo8976 2016-03-26 20:54:25 UTC
Steps to reproduce:

1. In a cell, type a multiline text like:
foo
bar

2. In another cell, start typing: "fo"

Expected results:
EITHER no autocomplete at all
OR autocomplete suggests me the content of the existing cell (no matter how it is visualized) and if I hit enter, the new cell is filled with the same content as the existing one

Observed result:
Autocomplete shows "foo bar", and if I hit enter, the text "foo bar" is entered into the new cell, in a single line.
In other words, it is autocompleting with content that has never been entered in any other cell.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2016-03-26 22:12:09 UTC
Confirming

On Windows 10 Pro 64-bit en-US with
Version: 5.1.2.1 (x64)
Build ID: 2603b69c5ec5981bb5f053f8ebfd1f3de00a4c29
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US)

But, isn't this just the string rules for matching the auto fill simply ignoring the new line white space on the replacement?

Don't really see the lack of formatting as an issue. But checking on MS Excel 2007 and the line breaks are picked up for the replacement.
Comment 2 teo8976 2016-03-26 22:56:30 UTC
> Don't really see the lack of formatting as an issue. 

How can that not be an issue??
If it was just the way the autocompleted text is displayed while you type, that wouldn't be an issue, but the de-formatted text (that is the string with the newlines replaced with spaces) is actually inserted into the cell when you hit Enter or Tab.

The whole point of autocomplete is that you get to fill a cell with the same text that you had previously entered in some other cell without having to retype it. If you have to edit the cell and go through the text to re-do the formatting (that is insert newlines and delete spaces), what's the point? You may as well go look for the original cell and copy-paste it.
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