Debian Bug report logs - #288157
[Fixed in CVS HEAD for 1.4.2] Number precision not adjusted when changing column width

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Package: gnumeric; Maintainer for gnumeric is Dmitry Smirnov <>; Source for gnumeric is src:gnumeric.

Reported by: Ming Hua <>

Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2005 02:18:02 UTC

Severity: minor

Tags: fixed-upstream, patch, upstream

Found in version 1.4.1-1

Fixed in version gnumeric/1.4.2-1

Done: (J.H.M. Dassen (Ray))

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From: Ming Hua <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: gnumeric: Number precision not adjusted when changing column width
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 20:03:18 -0600
Package: gnumeric
Version: 1.4.1-1
Severity: minor

Gnumeric automatically adjust the precision of numbers shown in the
spreadsheet.  For example, if the entry is 1.23456789 and the column is
not wide enough, it will be show as something like 1.2346.  And if a
user want to know the exact number, click on the cell and it will be
shown in the edit area.

This is reasonable behaviour, and the digits shown is changed when you
change the column width.  However I noticed this is not the case if you
change the column width of the whole spreadsheet together.

To reproduce:
1. Open a new spreadsheet.
2. Input 1.23456789 in A1 cell, press enter.  The entry is shown as
3. Choose the whole spread sheet, use menu Format -> Column -> Width...,
   change the width from 48 to 80, click on OK button.
4. The column width is changed, but the entry is still shown as 1.23457
   even the cell is already wide enough to hold the whole entry.  Only
   after clicking on the cell, the representation changes to the full

Note this doesn't happen if I only change the width of column A instead
of the whold spreadsheet.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-1-k7
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages gnumeric depends on:
ii  gconf2                   2.8.1-4         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnumeric-common          1.4.1-1         Common files for Gnumeric, the GNO
ii  gsfonts                  8.14+v8.11-0.1  Fonts for the Ghostscript interpre
ii  libart-2.0-2             2.3.16-6        Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0              1.8.0-4         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0             2.8.0-4         Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0           2.8.0-2         The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                    2.3.2.ds1-20    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgconf2-4              2.8.1-4         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0              1:2.4.1-1       Library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0             2.4.8-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0              2.8.0-6         The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        2.8.0-1         A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeprint2.2-0       2.8.2-1         The GNOME 2.2 print architecture -
ii  libgnomeprintui2.2-0     2.8.1-1         The GNOME 2.2 print architecture U
ii  libgnomeui-0             2.8.0-3         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0           2.8.3-7         The GNOME virtual file-system libr
ii  libgsf-1                 1.11.1-1        Structured File Library - runtime 
ii  libgsf-gnome-1           1.11.1-1        Structured File Library - runtime 
ii  libgtk2.0-0              2.4.14-2        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  liborbit2                1:2.10.2-1.1    libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0            1.6.0-3         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                 1.7-5           lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 X Window System Session Management
ii  libxml2                  2.6.11-5        GNOME XML library
ii  xlibs                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configu
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.2-4       compression library - runtime

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From: (J.H.M. Dassen (Ray))
Subject: Bug#288157: fixed in gnumeric 1.4.2-1
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 16:02:21 -0500
Source: gnumeric
Source-Version: 1.4.2-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
gnumeric, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric-common_1.4.2-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric-doc_1.4.2-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric-plugins-extra_1.4.2-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric_1.4.2-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric_1.4.2-1.dsc
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric_1.4.2-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/g/gnumeric/gnumeric_1.4.2.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <> (supplier of updated gnumeric package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 21:09:29 +0100
Source: gnumeric
Binary: gnumeric-doc gnumeric-common gnumeric gnumeric-plugins-extra
Architecture: source i386 all
Version: 1.4.2-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <>
Changed-By: J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <>
 gnumeric   - GNOME spreadsheet application
 gnumeric-common - common files for Gnumeric, the GNOME spreadsheet application
 gnumeric-doc - documentation for Gnumeric, the GNOME spreadsheet application
 gnumeric-plugins-extra - additional plugins for the GNOME spreadsheet
Closes: 286882 288157 289262 290388
 gnumeric (1.4.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release. Changes include:
     * Redo var width content when resizing all cols at once (Closes: #288157)
     * Fix comment indicator position when zoomed (Closes: #290388)
     * src/libgnumeric.h (gnumeric_popt_options): remove from here.
       (Closes: #286882)
     * Draw rotated text and print rotated text. (Closes: #289262)
   * [debian/control] Fixed some lintian/linda warnings.
   * [debian/gnumeric-common.install] Removed
 7be78cdf5879e20ff6410fb9dd5977e9 1292 math optional gnumeric_1.4.2-1.dsc
 b0bd8f8e6e844865df2d9563ab4e0842 20804765 math optional gnumeric_1.4.2.orig.tar.gz
 a9e1f6894748dcb4bc30b7feb760f23a 30271 math optional gnumeric_1.4.2-1.diff.gz
 03813b53c2e9b78e0e56bde7c61d9823 4416610 math optional gnumeric-common_1.4.2-1_all.deb
 41c79c17510891379c167458a5144933 4151022 doc optional gnumeric-doc_1.4.2-1_all.deb
 9d95ce60a5d3fa4b7974326a344f3548 3884094 math optional gnumeric_1.4.2-1_i386.deb
 c8553c980a0abaf07c29b9216d7d886a 112114 math optional gnumeric-plugins-extra_1.4.2-1_i386.deb

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