1 Aug 2003 10:28
Re: Tables wish list.
Martin Sevior <msevior <at> seviorpc.ph.unimelb.edu.au>
2003-08-01 08:28:03 GMT
2003-08-01 08:28:03 GMT
On Fri, 2003-08-01 at 16:20, Greg Madden wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > I have read the info on http://www.abisource.com/abi2_status.phtml. I > realize that the feature freeze is a good thing but I wanted to comment > on how I, as a user, view what is basic table support in response to > the following comments. > > "AbiWord's table support is quite solid now,though a few minor/trivial > bugs remain. There are some features about tables that AbiWord does > not (yet) support, but they aren't that commonly used and all the > really important stuff is here. The current table system is much more > stable than it would be had we focused more on adding obscure features > than fixing bugs." > > There are three items that, imho, make tables something more than a way > to separate data with lines, and ,I don't think, are not obscure to > users :) > 1. Cell protection, the ability to lock cells. > 2. Disable the cursor in protected cells.The cursor skips over protected > cells. > 3. SUM, add the contents of a column of selected cells. > > Hopefully I haven't missed these features in my reviews of Abiword. I > like Abiword, the fast single purpose aspect, but Tables is how I > organize and gather data for my business. These features significantly > speed up the work flow. Hi Greg, Thanks for your input. At present AbiWord does not have these features. They're very easy to add although the User Interface to expose the features to users will need some thought. The statement "missing table featues" to me meant: 1. No ability to select copy, cut and paste columns in a table. 2. No Cell split feature. 3. No repeat row on each page feature. Of these, 2, split cells, is easily done with the current code base. Right now I'm concentrating on making our current feature set totally rock solid and on getting import/export with MSWord and RTF as good as possible. This is completed before other features of AbiWord reach 2.0 status I'll look into adding your 3 wishes and split cells. In meantime feel free to add a Request For Enhancement to our bugzilla and assign the bug to me. That way I won't forget. Cheers Martin > > > - -- > Greg Madden > Debian GNU/Linux > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (GNU/Linux) > > iD8DBQE/KgbAk7rtxKWZzGsRArqvAJ9qNEOFCQ/ys8xFaIFkxtu1GPdy2ACfbcIC > BYaECKjtkPMYve2jGUxTynk= > =nl10 > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > ----------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to > abiword-user-request <at> abisource.com with the word > unsubscribe in the message body. ----------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to abiword-user-request <at> abisource.com with the word unsubscribe in the message body.