Here are some of  the silly things in Protel which could be (in my opinion)
improved.



Tab order in the global editing boxes changed from down then across to across
then down

Renumbering designators in pasted arrays should match between SCH and PCB.
SCH increments designators (R1 -> R2) PCB adds suffixes (R1 ->R1_1)

Turn the default protection and hidden attributes of the cells in spreadsheet to
OFF.
 The reason you export to spreadsheet is to make some changes which in
someways are easier using a spreadsheet than global edit.  Add 'find and
replace' function to SS or work out any bugs with cut and pasting to EXCEL.

When doing a DRC check, jumping to location moves the cursor over the
 error but does not bring the PCB window into focus. You then have to click
the mouse to 'get into' the window before you can edit.

Provide 'path' info (for the components in a design) to their libraries.



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