Commit 382d4a9b authored by JP Rosevear's avatar JP Rosevear

Initial check in a preference and attribute documentation.

parent 8ebbeba4
Preferences & Persistent Attributes in Gnumeric
** Task:
To have persistent workbook attributes, such as grid line color, default
style for empty cells, and the host of of excel options, for which I
have already generated a list. In addition some application wide
preferences like user defined plugin directories also need to be done.
Workbook attributes should have the ability to undone and redone.
** Idea:
The application wide preferences will be done via the usual gnome-config
system. A preferences struct available globally can store various
values.
Workbook attributes will be handled by GtkArgs. Attributes can be
written to the workbook in a standard way, something like: <attribute
name="grid-colour" type=12><value>124523</value></attribute>. This can
be handled by a method like xml_write_attribute(parse_xml_context_t
*ctxt, GtkArg *arg). Complex types (ie other objects) can be done be
multiple <value> tags and probably nested attributes. The list of args
can be obtained with a method like workbook_get_attribute_array(Workbook
*wb).
When the attributes are read back in they can all be set with a method
like workbook_set_attribute(Workbook *wb, gchar *name, gint type,
gpointer value).
Attribute values can be obtain similarly with gpointer
workbook_get_attribute(Workbook *wb, gchar *name) and then used.
Undo/Redo can then be done via a generic interface for all attributes,
ie cmd_attribute_set(Workbook *wb, gchar *name, gint type, gpointer
value) and then a simple structure to store the previous value and type
will be able to manage the undo/redo - similar to the cmd_set_text
methods.
Finally, a dialog can be built and then use the get_attribute method
populate itself and the cmd_attribute_set method to set values that can
be undone/redone.
Excel Preferences
Legend: cb - checkbox
rb - radio button set
cs - color selector
bt - button
cm - combo box
en - entry area
sp - spinner
**View
Show:
Formula bar (cb)
Status bar (cb)
Comments:
None-Comment Indicator Only-Comment & Indicator (rb)
Objects:
Show all-Show placeholders-Hide all (rb)
Window options:
Page breaks (cb)
Formulas (cb)
Gridlines (cb)
Gridline Color (cs)
Row & column headers (cb)
Outline symbols (cb)
Zero values (cb)
Horizontal scroll bar (cb)
Vertical scroll bar (cb)
Sheet tabs (cb)
**Calculation
Calculation:
Automatic-Manual-Automatic except tables (rb)
Recalculate before save (cb - only for manual above)
Calc now (bt)
Calc sheet (bt)
<Separator>:
Iteration (cb)
Maximum iterations (en)
Maximum change (en)
Workbook options:
Update remote references (cb)
Precision as displayed (cb)
1904 date system (cb)
Save external link values (cb)
Accept labels in formulas (cb)
**Edit
Settings:
Edit directly in cell (cb)
Allow cell drag and drop (cb)
Alert before overwriting cells (cb)
Move selection after Enter (cb)
Alert before overwriting cells (cb)
Move selection after Enter (cb)
Direction (cm)
Fixed decimal (cb)
Places (sp)
Cut, copy and sprt objects with cells (cb)
Ask to update automatic links (cb)
Provide feedback with Animation (cb)
Enable AutoComplete for cell values (cb)
**General
Settings:
R1C1 reference style (cb)
Ignore other applications (cb)
Macro virus protection (cb)
Recently used file list (cb)
Entries (sp)
Prompt for workbook properties (cb)
Provide feedback with sound (cb)
Zoom on roll with Intellimouse
<Separator>:
Sheets in new workbook (sp)
Standard Font (cm)
Standard Size (sp)
Default file location (en)
Alternate startup file location (en)
User name (en)
**Transition
<Separator>:
Save Excel files as (cm)
Settings:
Microsoft Excel menu or Help key (en)
Microsoft Excel menus-Lotus 1-2-3 Help (rb)
Transition navigation keys (cb)
Sheet Options:
Transition formula evaluation (cb)
Transition formula entry (cb)
**Custom Lists
Interface to allow custom list creation - can import
from cells as well.
**Chart
Active chart:
Plot empty cells as -> Not plotted-Zero-Interpolated (rb)
Plot visible cells only (cb)
Chart sizes with window frames (cb)
Chart tips:
Show names (cb)
Show values (cb)
**Color
<Separator>:
Standard colors (cs)
Chart fills (cs)
Chart lines (cs)
Copy colors from (cm)
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Preferences & Persistent Attributes in Gnumeric
** Task:
To have persistent workbook attributes, such as grid line color, default
style for empty cells, and the host of of excel options, for which I
have already generated a list. In addition some application wide
preferences like user defined plugin directories also need to be done.
Workbook attributes should have the ability to undone and redone.
** Idea:
The application wide preferences will be done via the usual gnome-config
system. A preferences struct available globally can store various
values.
Workbook attributes will be handled by GtkArgs. Attributes can be
written to the workbook in a standard way, something like: <attribute
name="grid-colour" type=12><value>124523</value></attribute>. This can
be handled by a method like xml_write_attribute(parse_xml_context_t
*ctxt, GtkArg *arg). Complex types (ie other objects) can be done be
multiple <value> tags and probably nested attributes. The list of args
can be obtained with a method like workbook_get_attribute_array(Workbook
*wb).
When the attributes are read back in they can all be set with a method
like workbook_set_attribute(Workbook *wb, gchar *name, gint type,
gpointer value).
Attribute values can be obtain similarly with gpointer
workbook_get_attribute(Workbook *wb, gchar *name) and then used.
Undo/Redo can then be done via a generic interface for all attributes,
ie cmd_attribute_set(Workbook *wb, gchar *name, gint type, gpointer
value) and then a simple structure to store the previous value and type
will be able to manage the undo/redo - similar to the cmd_set_text
methods.
Finally, a dialog can be built and then use the get_attribute method
populate itself and the cmd_attribute_set method to set values that can
be undone/redone.
Excel Preferences
Legend: cb - checkbox
rb - radio button set
cs - color selector
bt - button
cm - combo box
en - entry area
sp - spinner
**View
Show:
Formula bar (cb)
Status bar (cb)
Comments:
None-Comment Indicator Only-Comment & Indicator (rb)
Objects:
Show all-Show placeholders-Hide all (rb)
Window options:
Page breaks (cb)
Formulas (cb)
Gridlines (cb)
Gridline Color (cs)
Row & column headers (cb)
Outline symbols (cb)
Zero values (cb)
Horizontal scroll bar (cb)
Vertical scroll bar (cb)
Sheet tabs (cb)
**Calculation
Calculation:
Automatic-Manual-Automatic except tables (rb)
Recalculate before save (cb - only for manual above)
Calc now (bt)
Calc sheet (bt)
<Separator>:
Iteration (cb)
Maximum iterations (en)
Maximum change (en)
Workbook options:
Update remote references (cb)
Precision as displayed (cb)
1904 date system (cb)
Save external link values (cb)
Accept labels in formulas (cb)
**Edit
Settings:
Edit directly in cell (cb)
Allow cell drag and drop (cb)
Alert before overwriting cells (cb)
Move selection after Enter (cb)
Alert before overwriting cells (cb)
Move selection after Enter (cb)
Direction (cm)
Fixed decimal (cb)
Places (sp)
Cut, copy and sprt objects with cells (cb)
Ask to update automatic links (cb)
Provide feedback with Animation (cb)
Enable AutoComplete for cell values (cb)
**General
Settings:
R1C1 reference style (cb)
Ignore other applications (cb)
Macro virus protection (cb)
Recently used file list (cb)
Entries (sp)
Prompt for workbook properties (cb)
Provide feedback with sound (cb)
Zoom on roll with Intellimouse
<Separator>:
Sheets in new workbook (sp)
Standard Font (cm)
Standard Size (sp)
Default file location (en)
Alternate startup file location (en)
User name (en)
**Transition
<Separator>:
Save Excel files as (cm)
Settings:
Microsoft Excel menu or Help key (en)
Microsoft Excel menus-Lotus 1-2-3 Help (rb)
Transition navigation keys (cb)
Sheet Options:
Transition formula evaluation (cb)
Transition formula entry (cb)
**Custom Lists
Interface to allow custom list creation - can import
from cells as well.
**Chart
Active chart:
Plot empty cells as -> Not plotted-Zero-Interpolated (rb)
Plot visible cells only (cb)
Chart sizes with window frames (cb)
Chart tips:
Show names (cb)
Show values (cb)
**Color
<Separator>:
Standard colors (cs)
Chart fills (cs)
Chart lines (cs)
Copy colors from (cm)
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