In order to file a report of a problem with Gnumeric, a Bugzilla account is necessary. Please see the previous section, Section 17.3 ― Opening an account, for an explanation of how to open an account.
The Gnumeric bug entry page consists of several fields many of which must be filled out to provide a useful bug report. The most important of these will be the "Bug Description" which contains both the brief "Summary" field which acts like an email subject line and the detailed description field "Step to reproduce the bug" which should be used to give a more complete explanation of the problem and, ideally, to describe step by step how to reproduce the bug. The only other field which is required is the "Component" field which can be set to "General" and left to the developers to define more specifically. The remaining fields can be helpful, since they provide extra information which may help resolve the problem, but are not necessary. After filling out these three fields, a user can, if they desire, simply skip to the bottom and press the Commit button.