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... or should I offer them a separate formular/window where the user can fill the data to the related person?

Its about entering marks/grades of pupils for a certain subject. So sliding to the wrong line could be bad or good for the one or other pupil...

A separate Window could help, but the productivity is smaller.

What do you think?

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Beyond the user tasts, that depends a lot on the whole page / form layout. It would be better fi you provide e.g. sketches or screenshots. – peterchen Apr 20 '11 at 11:12
An editable pivotgrid/-table is the same on a screenshot as in your mind, so a screenshot won`t help here. – msfanboy Apr 23 '11 at 18:16
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It's hugely more efficient to input values directly into the table. Especially in such a case where the user can input values, row after row. Try visualizing e.g. Excel, where the user can jot down numbers and switch to next row with Enter. There's no edit window involved, either.

I very well can imagine a bunch of angry teachers if they have to open a separate input box for each value or even for each student instead focusing just the grades.

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I checked another popular competition app using also the direct efficient way. I will stick to it too. :) – msfanboy Apr 23 '11 at 18:17

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