Re: Backporting locking cells / worksheet protection

Jody Goldberg wrote:

On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 06:44:58PM +0200, Floris Kraak wrote:

One last thing, before I truly go enjoy my weekend:

These patches still needs one more thing: persistence.
Right now, saving a protected worksheet with locked cells
won't persist when the file is saved and reopened.

I'll look into that next week some time, but
I have no idea where to look for this functionality
yet so I might come back here and ask annoying questions ;-)

THanks for the excellent work.  It is tempting to include this in
1.0.9.  How do people feel about that ?  The changes are non-trivial
but fairly encapsulated.  The options are

1) leave the patch archived here on the list for slightly more
   adventuous types.

2) include it and pray

I don't think that the patch will introduce any stability problems, but it may be greatly misleading to users: The patch prohibits the editing of locked cells but does not prohibit the clearing or deletion or... of a locked cell. Users may wrongly perceive that a locked cell on a protected worksheet is in fact safe.


Prof. Dr. Andreas J. Guelzow

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