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From Clarence GUO <clarence.guo...@gmail.com>
Subject Discussion on bug 120511 (The labels in the Legend of Excel chart is different with that in MS Office)
Date Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:59:03 GMT
Hi~
I'm doing bug 120511. I'm going to change the default behavior of the
legend display when creating a chart, which needs your comments.
When MS Excel creates a chart, if the chart data range doesn't contain
strings which can be regarded as data series name, Excel will use
Series<Num> as the default series names. e.g., Series1, Series2... While in
AOO, the default names will be the column or row names. e.g., Column A,
Column B...
So some Excel users will complain their XLS files will show different
legend labels of chart on AOO.
In order to satisfy these MS users and in order to not impact the
compatibilty of ODS files as well, I'm going to change the default data
series naming algorithm. the solution will be:

- If the opened file is ODS format, the default data series names will be
Column<XXX> or Row<XXX> as before, no matter what format it is resaved
before close;
- If the opened file is XLS format, the default data series names will be
Series<Num>, no matter what format it is resaved before close;

User Scenario 1:
Create a Spreadsheet file, create a chart, the default data series names on
legend will show Column A, Column B...
Resave the file to XLS, don't close it, create a chart again, the default
data series names on legend will also show Column A, Column B... (No matter
change the data series names of only chart 2 to Series 1, Series 2.. or
change both charts, will confuse users at this time)
Save again and reload the XLS, the default data series names of the two
charts are Series 1, Series 2...

User Scenario 2:
Open a XLS file which has chart with default data series names on legend,
the default data series names of the charts will show Series 1, Series 2...
Create a new chart, the default data series names of the charts will also
show Series 1, Series 2...
Resave the file to ODS, don't close it, create a chart again, the default
data series names of the charts will still show Series 1, Series 2...
Save again and reload the ODS, the default data series names of the all
charts are Column A, Column B...

Do you agree my proposal? Any comments and concerns please let me know.

Thanks & Regards,
Clarence

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