Commit 576ef630 authored by Kevin Breit's avatar Kevin Breit Committed by Kevin Breit
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This is good to go! XMLized content, away

2002-01-27  Kevin Breit  <mrproper@ximian.com>

	* new/autofill.xml: This is good to go!  XMLized content, away

	* new/number-format.xml: I fixed this.  This was kind of ugly.  I made it work nicely now!

	* new/gnumeric.xml: Added autofill
parent 8610d98d
2002-01-27 Kevin Breit <mrproper@ximian.com>
* new/autofill.xml: This is good to go! XMLized content, away
* new/number-format.xml: I fixed this. This was kind of ugly. I made it work nicely now!
* new/gnumeric.xml: Added autofill
2002-01-26 Kevin Breit <mrproper@ximian.com>
* formulas.sgml: Added, made XML compatible
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2002-01-27 Kevin Breit <mrproper@ximian.com>
* new/autofill.xml: This is good to go! XMLized content, away
* new/number-format.xml: I fixed this. This was kind of ugly. I made it work nicely now!
* new/gnumeric.xml: Added autofill
2002-01-26 Kevin Breit <mrproper@ximian.com>
* formulas.sgml: Added, made XML compatible
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<sect1 id="autofill-chap">
<title>Autofill Introduction</title>
<para>
Often times, a set of sequential or ordered numbers needs to be
written. While simple, it is a tedious task to complete.
<application>Gnumeric</application> allows for a pattern to be set
with items that can be ordered and have the rest of your sorting
done automatically.
</para>
<para>
A good example of such a use would be if you wanted to setup a
list of the months or television station numbers.
</para>
<sect2 id="autofill-basic">
<title>My First Autofill</title>
<para>
For being such a timesaver, autofilling in
<application>Gnumeric</application> is actually quite simple.
To do an autofill:
<orderedlist numeration="arabic">
<listitem>
<para>
Enter a number into the first cell you wish to autofill.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
Enter a value into the second cell you wish to
autofill. This must be adjacent to the first cell. This
sets the increment to use when autofilling the rest of your cells.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
Select the cells you just entered. At the bottom-right of
the selection should be a small box. Your mouse cursor
will change to a cross-hair when placed over the box.
Press and hold on the box. Drag in the direction you wish to
increment. You can also autofill using the menus. Make
your selection and use:
<menuchoice>
<guimenu>Edit</guimenu>
<guisubmenu>Fill</guisubmenu>
<guimenuitem>Autofill</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice>
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
Release the button. The selection you created with the
small box should now be filled with numbers based on the
increment you set in the first two boxes.
</para>
</listitem>
</orderedlist>
</para>
<tip id="autofill-months">
<title>Autofilling Months</title>
<para>
<application>Gnumeric</application> is able to complete month
names for you. Just type your starting month in a cell, the
second month in the second cell, and drag like you would if
you were doing numbers. <application>Gnumeric</application>
will also increment:
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term>Simple Values</term>
<listitem>
<para>
1, 2, 3, etc.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term>Weekday</term>
<listitem>
<para>
Monday, Tuesday, etc.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term>Short Weekdays</term>
<listitem>
<para>
Mon, Tues, etc.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term>Months</term>
<listitem>
<para>
January, February, etc.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term>Short Months</term>
<listitem>
<para>
Jan, Feb, etc.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term>Strings with Numbers</term>
<listitem>
<para>
Item1, Item2, etc
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term>Date Strings</term>
<listitem>
<para>
11/14/2001, 11/15/2001, etc.
</para>
<para>
<application>Gnumeric</application> supports
incrementing the date by month, date, or year.
</para>
<para>
Note that, While <application>Gnumeric</application>
will increment days of the month, if you do
11/14/2001 and 12/14/2001, it will recognize it as
the same day of the month and increment to 1/14/2002
instead of the day difference.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</para>
</tip>
</sect2>
<sect2 id="autofill-adjacent-size">
<title>Using Adjacent Columns for Autofill Length</title>
<para>
<application>Gnumeric</application> is able to not only autofill
based on the selection you make, but autofill to the length of an
adjacent column.
<example>
<title>Adjacent Columns for Autofill Length Example</title>
<para>
You enter A1:A10 with random information. In B1,B2 you
enter 1 and 2 respectfully. Column B will increment through
B10, based on the length of A. The increment used is
normally generated by the difference between B1 and B2.
</para>
</example>
To use an adjacent column for length control:
<orderedlist numeration="arabic">
<listitem>
<para>
Fill a column or row with information.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
Enter information into a column or row to either the right
or bottom of the previous information.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
Select the column or row you wish to autofill.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
Double-click the small box at the bottom-right to
increment by column, with the length controlled by the
adjacent column. Double-click while holding Alt to set
the size to the above row.
</para>
</listitem>
</orderedlist>
</para>
</sect2>
</sect1>
......@@ -10,17 +10,15 @@ GNU oleo">
<!ENTITY toolbars SYSTEM "toolbars.xml">
<!ENTITY worksheet SYSTEM "worksheet.xml">
<!ENTITY editing SYSTEM "editing.xml">
<!--
<!ENTITY numberformat SYSTEM "number-format.sgml">
-->
<!ENTITY formulas SYSTEM "formulas.sgml">
<!ENTITY numberformat SYSTEM "number-format.xml">
<!ENTITY formulas SYSTEM "formulas.xml">
<!ENTITY cellrefer SYSTEM "cell_refer.xml">
<!ENTITY selections SYSTEM "selections.xml">
<!ENTITY copying-moving SYSTEM "copying-moving.xml">
<!ENTITY printing SYSTEM "printing.xml">
<!--
<!ENTITY autofill SYSTEM "autofill.sgml">
<!ENTITY introduction SYSTEM "introduction.sgml">
<!ENTITY autofill SYSTEM "autofill.xml">
<!-- This one isn't going to be added quite yet; redundant
<!ENTITY introduction SYSTEM "introduction.xml">
-->
<!ENTITY files SYSTEM "files.xml">
<!--
......@@ -111,7 +109,7 @@ GNU oleo">
<title>Copying and Moving</title>
&copying-moving;
</chapter>
<!--
<chapter id="autofill">
<title>Autofill</title>
&autofill;
......@@ -121,7 +119,6 @@ GNU oleo">
<title>Cell Formatting</title>
&numberformat;
</chapter>
-->
<chapter id="files">
<title>Working with files</title>
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