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Why don't entire Calc charts copy and paste into anything?

asked 2019-05-07 00:21:15 +0200

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I made a chart with some spreadsheet data in Calc. I can select and copy the actual line-chart area into a Writer, but I cannot copy the entire chart with the legends and other information; it pastes in as a blank box.

I tested using Gimp. Copying the entire chart including the legends and trying to control-shift-V in Gimp gives this message:

"There is no image data in the clipboard to paste."

How to reproduce:

  1. Create chart.
  2. Add legends.
  3. Right-click OUTSIDE the area of the lines/bars/whatever to select the entire chart box.
  4. Select "Copy".
  5. Attempt to paste elsewhere.
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answered 2019-05-07 14:44:12 +0200

Actually, you don't need the "export as image" hassle. Just exit the chart editing mode, then select the whole chart object single-clicking it, copy, then paste wherever you want.

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@Mike Kaganski : Good answer! I hadn't even noticed that the OP had the chart still in edit mode. Thanks.

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2019-05-07 19:38:59 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-05-07 01:47:31 +0200

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updated 2019-05-07 03:00:42 +0200

No, wrong method.

Right click on the chart. Choose Export As Image. Enter a suitable file name, choose your image format and a location to store the image temporarily. Click Save.

Then in your Writer document, click the cursor where you want the image of your chart, from menu Insert -> Insert Image, navigate to the location of your image and select it, click Open. The image can be resized and re-positioned using menus and tools.

I believe that all is explained in the LibreOffice documentation.

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