LibreOffice Calc has 1,024 columns?

asked 2018-11-28 18:48:32 +0100

DarleneH gravatar image


I have MS Excel files with more than 1,024 columns of data will I lose the columns beyond 1,024 when opening in LibreOffice Calc, as Excel has 16,384 columns?

Thank you, Darlene

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Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-11-28 19:10:22 +0100 )edit

I understand why this limit exists... large chunks of Calc's codebase would need to be rewritten, but hopefully someone with the skills and time will address it. I had similar frustrations with max pixel dimensions in photo editing software. The developers ask "Why such large files?" As time marches on, what was once big becomes the new small. An internet legend claims Bill Gates said in 1981 that 640K of memory should be enough for anyone. Now look how many Gigabytes are required!

PhLo gravatar imagePhLo ( 2018-11-28 19:48:20 +0100 )edit