GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 504004
Ins/del col/row in the middle of merged cell does not expand/shrink merged cell correctly
Last modified: 2015-12-13 22:07:18 UTC
Steps to reproduce:
1. merge D4:F4
2. select E3
3. click "Insert > Columns"
4. expand merged cell from D4:F4 to D4:G4, with style expanded as well.
4. merged cell remains as D4:F4, although style is copied.
Insert should be an easy fix, delete may take more thought.
Gnumeric doesn't allow the selection of part of a merged cell in the UI, and we didn't implement the required logic.
This fell through the cracks. It shouldn't be too hard to fix, though.
The meat is in gnm_sheet_merge_relocate. There seems to be at least
two issues with inserting:
1. If insert happens in the middle of a merge, we don't extend. [as noted]
2. If the right/bottom end of the merge is pushed off the end of the sheet
we don't shrink the merge, but simply drop it. A size-2 merge should be
dropped, but a size-3 merge should shrink to size 2.
This problem has been fixed in our software repository. The fix will go into the next software release. Once that release is available, you may want to check for a software upgrade provided by your Linux distribution.