Tag Archives: calc

Import performance boost with form controls

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This is another performance win. I’ve just pushed changes to the master branch to improve the import performance of binary Excel documents containing tons of form controls. The test document I used had an upward of 500 form controls which, … Continue reading

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New option to specify initial number of sheets

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This just landed on the master branch. Starting with LibreOffice 3.5, you can now specify the initial number of sheets that new documents will have. Previously, this was hard-coded to be 3 sheets in all cases no matter what. While … Continue reading

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Named range as data source in DataPilot table

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I have hinted in my previous post that you can now use a named range as the data source of a DataPilot table, but you couldn’t create a new DataPilot table with a named range as the source. Well, now … Continue reading

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FOSDEM 2011 slide & latest updates

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I’ve just uploaded the slide for my talk during FOSDEM 2011 here. It was very nice to be able to talk about our somewhat ambitious plan to bring LibreOffice Calc to the next level. Also, I regret that I haven’t … Continue reading

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Key binding compatibility options (take 2)

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This post is a sequel to this previous post, so refer to that post for the detail of what I’ve been working on. Anyway, I have settled with the following Compatibility option page: which should be just adequate for what … Continue reading

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Key binding compatibility options

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As I posted on the libreoffice development list, I’m currently working on adding a new option page in the Options dialog, to provide a quick way to switch key bindings between LibreOffice’s default and OpenOffice.org’s for Calc. For the most … Continue reading

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mso-dumper now packaged in OBS

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I’m happy to announce that the mso-dumper tool is now packaged in the openSUSE build service under my home repository. This tool is written in Python, and allows you to dump the contents of MS Office documents stored in the … Continue reading

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Increasing Calc’s row limit to 1 million

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Introduction With the child work space (CWS) koheirowlimitperf being marked ready for QA, I believe this is a good time to talk about the change that the CWS will bring once it gets integrated. The role of this CWS is … Continue reading

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Inserting current date and time in one step

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Here is another simple feature that may come in handy. With the change I just checked into ooo-build master, you can now insert current date and time with just one key stroke. By default, Ctrl+; (semicolon) is bound to current … Continue reading

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Two more enhancements are in

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Today, I’d like to talk about two minor enhancements I just checked in to ooo-build master. They are not really earth-shuttering per se, but still worth mentioning & may be interesting to some users. Insert new sheet tab Here is … Continue reading

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