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asked 2017-06-15 18:21:46 +0100

Sarvasri gravatar image

updated 2020-08-18 17:51:07 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

.rtf from Apple Notes or TextEdit should paste into LibreOffice from the clipboard on a Mac. But it doesn't. I get the error message "Unknown Source" when I use Paste Special.

I can open .rtf documents saved from TextEdit but can't paste from them from the clipboard. This is a serious deficiency for my workflow. I take a LOT of notes in Apple Notes and use TextEdit for most simple text. I need to be able to copy and paste, preserving text size, bold, and italic and other common text rtf features such as font choice.

Any solutions?

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
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I'm inclined to think it's a bug. I just tried to paste from a random .RTF file opened in TextEdit to a new LO Writer document. While I am able to paste the text (Command-V) it does lose its formatting. When pasting with "Paste Special" I see the "Unknown source" message and there's only "Unformatted text" listed. I'm on macOS 10.9.5, LO The only workaround I can think of is to create and use character styles.

gtomorrow gravatar imagegtomorrow ( 2017-06-16 09:17:14 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-09-13 01:49:19 +0100

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Still broken in Office 5.3.6. Pasting RTF text doesn't work. Dictation program, Dragon Dictate for Mac also doesn't work.

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