LibreOffice 7.4 arrives in a few weeks – with support for 16,384 columns in spreadsheets! Thanks to Luboš Luňák at Collabora Office for implementing this feature in Calc. Learn more: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/7.4#Calc
@libreoffice Huh, fair enough. 2^14 is a weird limit, but whatever. The monster who is gonna create that many columns deserves to run out of them.
@tobtobxx Well, that's for compatibility with other office suites. Maybe we can make it even bigger in future, but then a database is probably better 😉
This is a horrible feature, but I support it! However, I hope I never get a spreadsheet with that many columns sent to me ;)
@libreoffice In 1998 those of us who still used OS/2 or eComStation could have more than 18000 columns in Mesa 2 spreadsheets, so the world isn't always moving forward at a rapid pace...
It's sad that many great features of proprietary software are lost as products are discontinued.
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