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Paste in Writer has strange behaviour [closed]

asked 2013-07-02 17:50:45 +0200

Charlie gravatar image

updated 2015-11-03 05:44:06 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

If I create a 2 page document by pressing [Ctrl] + [Enter] after a line of text on page 1. I then write on page 2, copy that text and paste it below the line of text I wrote on page 1, the text should appear below but it does not. A new page is created and it shows on page 2, pushing the original page 2 to page 3.

Is this a bug or by design?

I am using Version (Build ID: 9e9821abd0ffdbc09cd8c52eaa574fa09eb08f2) on Linux Mint 14


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answered 2013-07-03 02:08:01 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Making visible the Menu/View/Nonprinting characters [Ctrl+F10], can make easy copy only the text and paste in the right place.

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answered 2013-07-03 02:13:47 +0200

oweng gravatar image

It is by design. Inserting a hard page break (CTRL+ENTER) formats the following paragraph (page 2) to include a page break before. Thus, when you select the text on the second page the first line / paragraph includes this paragraph definition i.e., Format > Paragraph... > Text Flow tab will show under the Breaks section: "Insert | Page | Before". If you want to select this text (page 2) and paste it back on to page one (without the leading page break) you need to use paste special (CTRL+SHIFT+V) and select "Unformatted text". This will not include the style definitions. This also means that all character (bold, italic, etc.) and paragraph (indent, spacing, etc.) settings will be lost.

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