Questions and answers about FreeOffice PlanMaker 2018 for Windows
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This command cannot only insert complete rows but also parts of rows. That's why it's called "Insert cells" and not "Insert rows". What you want is an additional command for complete rows only. Personally, I don't think much of having duplicate commands for the same action at different places.
I only just saw this response.Jossi wrote: ↑Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:21 pmThis command cannot only insert complete rows but also parts of rows. That's why it's called "Insert cells" and not "Insert rows". What you want is an additional command for complete rows only. Personally, I don't think much of having duplicate commands for the same action at different places.
I also don't think much of having duplicate commands. However, I DO think highly of having commands that make sense, especially when your product is trying to compete against an established product that owns a huge percentage of the marketplace. In this case, of course, I am referring to Microsoft Office and Excel.
SoftMaker Officer claims "seamless" compatibility with Microsoft Office. I have been working with spreadsheets for probably 40 years (maybe a bit more), beginning with Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS, then Quattro Pro for DOS, then Quattro Pro for Windows,m and now Excel. Inn all that time, on all those platforms, I have never encountered a need or wish to insert a few cells as part of a row or column, and I don't know iof any way to do it in Excel (or Quattro Pro, or Lotus). I have never seen or heard anyone else mention doing that, or wanting to do that.
The commend in Excel is found in the "Insert" menu choice (classic menus). When you click on "Insert" Which, obviously, is what I want to do), I can then choose to insert cells, rows, or columns. It's simple, intuitive ... and what I think users expect.
PlanMaker's classic menu also has an option for "Insert." But that menu doesn't allow me to insert cells, rows, or columns. Instead, your commend to insert cells (and rows and columns) is hidden under the "Worksheet" option. And, once I open that drop-down, I still don't see a one-click option to insert a row or a column. Instead, I have to click on "Insert cells," and from that pop-up window I can then select to insert a complete row or column.
It's very clunky, counter-intuitive, and it makes it difficult for people to migrate from Microsoft Office to SoftMaker's PlanMaker.
In Libre Office Calc, the command is also not found under the "Insert" menu, it's under "Sheets." But, once I open that menu, there is a first-tier option to "Insert Rows" and to "Insert Columns."