From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:15
Subject: RE: [libreoffice-users] Re: Calc: cell protection + cut & paste
I spoke too soon. Absolute references don't solve this problem, because
even those are updated when moves happen, such as the cut and paste in the
demonstration example. There actually needs to be a way to block cutting
and other operations that relocate cells if formulas are to be protected
from movement of their operands.
It looks like a bigger issue might be whether it is possible to prevent
editing operations (cut especially but also row-column insertions and
deletions) in a sheet with protections turned on. All while still
allowing data entry into unprotected cells.
Yes, absolute references don't solve it.
And I really do agree that there should be a way to control how these
editing operations affect protected cells.
One of the core fuctions of a speadsheet program (in my opinion) in that
somebody skills can make a calculation sheet and other people can use it to
fill needed data and do the calculations and get the needed data.
In excel you build your own UI to enter data and with VB you can do a lot of
things. But in my opinion that's just overkill for most of the cases.
Somebody said that it's an expected (and maybe even wanted?) behaviour, but
I just can't understand it.
I wish I could do the coding needed, but unfortunately I'm not skilled
I think that with a small improvement LibreOffice could be a lot better tool
without too complicated things (like Excels UI + VB)
I hope somebody, who could do something about this, finds this interesting
and needed. :)
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