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asked 2013-02-26 11:26:38 +0100

ajyoung gravatar image

updated 2015-09-12 01:28:32 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm using Windows XP SP3 and LibreOffice 4 and I'm experiencing problems when pasting to Writer.

After doing several copy/paste work, for this example, let's us say I've successfully copied and pasted 5 times, on the 6th copy function, pasting into Writer will paste the selection from the previous copy (the 5th copy).

However, if I test pasting into notepad or wordpad, the selection from the 6th copy pastes just fine. But in Writer, it's clipboard is somehow stuck on the previous (5th) copy.

Even if I do several more copy functions (7th, 8th, 9th selection copy), pasting into Writer will always paste the 5th selection copied.

I have tried searching for postings of problems similar to this hoping that there is already a solution, but to no avail. So, I'm hoping someone here can help me.

Thanks in advance!

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2016-02-19 17:05:20.920915


I have a solution - at least for my instance. I also was getting a problem with pasting the previous item copied to the clip board. Closing and opening Libre Calc solved it for a few instances and the it stopped pasting between Firefox and Libre completely. It would work to paste to a text editor - which would clear the clip board. After reading the list here - I started closing programs. I had opened Freemaker Video Converter and had not closed it. Once closed, the problem went away.

prouser gravatar imageprouser ( 2015-12-25 03:50:58 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-02-26 16:30:35 +0100

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updated 2013-02-26 16:30:59 +0100

Hi @ajyoung,

That sounds like a very weird bug! It sounds like you're already running the latest release, so please file a bug and provide a list of steps that can reproduce your problem (the description you have above looks like a great start! :-).

The QA team will be happy to help you track down this issue! Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".


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(noting bug here for resolution purposes)

fdo#62196 - EDITING: copy-paste from non-LibO-text-source pastes previous clipboard contents

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-13 04:45:58 +0100 )edit

answered 2013-03-04 16:26:10 +0100

I have exactly the same set up and problem, but am also using "Phrase Express" ( If I turn off the clipboard cache in Phrase Express the problem seems to go away. I'll try it for a while longer to confirm...

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answered 2013-03-04 20:05:52 +0100

Update - I'm not convinced it was Phrase Express - I'm still getting wierd behaviour. Cutting and pasting simple text is fine, but I'm copying / pasting slides between two presentations. Especially when copying multiple slides strange things happen - I sometimes just get repeated instances of the previously copied single slide. This behaviour even seemed to survive a complete re-boot - (does LO keep a local cache of clipboard contents?) Unfortunately I can't find a reliable way to reproduce any of this and I need to give this presentation tomorrow so I can't spend any more time bug chasing! Will get back to it when I have more time...

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answered 2013-03-24 08:50:52 +0100

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@Another Dave Here you can see the NEEDINFO information

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