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Subject: Re: [office] Public comment #20 -- default print range in tables

On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 15:56 -0400, robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> What we have currently in section 8.1.1 is: 
> "If the table is printed, the table range that actually is printed can
> be specified by table:printrange 
> attribute (see following section). If this attribute is not existing,
> the used area of the table 
> will be printed." 
> This does not define what "used area of the table" is. 
> We could define it as "The smallest rectangular range which contains
> all cells with background color, formula, value, or border". 
> But is that true?  Or do applications print the range from A1 (upper
> left) to the row/column that encloses the furthest visible content?
>  In other words, the smallest rectangular region which contains cell
> A1 and all cells with  background color, formula, value, or border. 
> There may not be agreement among implementations today on how this
> works.  If that is the case, we could indicate that this is
> implementation-defined. 

At least some application have additional choices: at a minimum one can
usually choose whether "used are" looks only at content or also at

"Liberty consists less in acting according to
one's own pleasure, than in not being subject 
to the will and pleasure of other people. It 
consists also in our not subjecting the wills 
of other people to our own."  Rousseau

Prof. Dr. Andreas J. Guelzow
Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences
Concordia University College of Alberta

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