I'd like to ask for confirmation, whether the following situation
happens to other users of Calc too.
1_ Start a new spreadsheet with 2 sheets, with the zoom at %100.
2_ On "Sheet2.E20" insert the following formula: "=Sheet1.E20"
(without quotation marks).
3_ Select "Sheet2.E20".
4_ Press "Shift+F7", (Trace Precedents). Note the position of the
5_ Change the zoom, from %100 to either %90 or to %110. Note the
(new?) position of the trace arrow.
6_ Change the zoom back to %100. Note the (new?) position of the
7_ Go to Tools -> Detective -> Refresh Traces. Note the (new?)
position of the trace arrow.
If the test cell is "A1" instead of "E20", the trace arrow might
disappear from the screen when changing the zoom, until the next
In my system, step 5 incorrectly changes the displayed position of
the trace arrow, step 6 maintains the inadequate position, and step 7
"corrects" it. Additionally, performing some other tasks (e.g.
copy+paste) might refresh the trace arrows too (but I'm not sure
whether *any* task will).
In fact, the initial and/or ending zoom(s) can be any other than %100
too, as *any* zoom change generates this issue.
In the above steps I used "Trace Precedents". I see the same effect
when selecting "Sheet1.E20" and using "Trace Dependents" instead.
If this is replicable by other users, IMHO there should be at least
some way for the user to easily note that the traces should be
refreshed (because they are not really pointing to/from the adequate
intended cells). Perhaps by changing the color of the "offset" trace
arrows? Better yet, this displacement should not even happen,
specially with "AutoRefresh" (traces) set on, but I guess this is why
the "Refresh Traces" action exists(?).
Is this happening just in my system?
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