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text always pastes as 12 pt into 11 pt style [closed]

asked 2018-11-17 00:04:10 +0200

Orpheus99 gravatar image

updated 2020-07-14 07:31:22 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I've followed the suggestions (thank you) for pasting and cut my text from NoteTab Light (Pasteboard.txt = "Courier New 10") which eliminates all of the (extra).

Across many Writer versions and years:

My "Options - LibreOffice - Basic Fonts (Western)" Font: Default: "Times New Roman 11."

My "Default Style" is set to "Times New Roman 11." My "Text Body" style is set to "Times New Roman 11."

When I paste into either of those styles, the size _always_ = "Times New Roman 12."

Why, please?

And how can I fix this so I don't have to _always_ change the font size?

Thank you.

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I'm afraid your question is missing some important references it mentions: "the suggestions ... for pasting" (which?); "NoteTab Light" (what's that?); "Pasteboard.txt = "Courier New 10"" (what is this supposed to mean?); "which eliminates all of the (extra)" (idem).

Also you don't mention how exactly you paste (Ctrl+V? Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V? Toolbar button? or its drop-down menu? or main menu (which)?)...

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-11-17 00:18:05 +0200 )edit

He pasted the text into a plain text editor to remove all formatting before pasting into Writer.
Should have worked.

LibreTraining gravatar imageLibreTraining ( 2018-11-17 19:47:09 +0200 )edit

... only if the "plain text editor" doesn't provide some "advanced" clipboard format like RTF (which could provide the formatting used in the plain text editor).

Have installed "NoteTab Light" to test - and its clipboard doesn't seem to have any fancy formats though.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-11-17 19:50:05 +0200 )edit

Mike, I appreciate your efforts.

Now that you have the actual software I am using to "cut" to, you may better appreciate this conundrum I've been "fixing" every day for years, as my LO notes now exceed more than 1500 pages...

LibreTraining, thanks for the affirmation that my approach "should" be working, but through the seemingly infinite mysteries of...

Orpheus99 gravatar imageOrpheus99 ( 2018-11-18 22:10:08 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-11-17 20:33:36 +0200

gabix gravatar image

Paste as unformatted text.

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gabix, yes, it seems to do the trick! And Mike, you laid out that clue for me

I presumed it already was "unformatted text." Why did I wait so long to ask?

Now I just have to get used to inserting the +Alt+Shift+ into my routines.

Thank you.

I would hope, though, that future versions of LO might offer a default or option to always have the font's characteristics formatted according to the Style's settings, and then Ctrl+V would be sufficient

Orpheus99 gravatar imageOrpheus99 ( 2018-11-18 22:10:15 +0200 )edit

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