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Is it possible to configure LibreOffice Draw so that Copy->Paste does not place the pasted graphic exactly on top of the previously copied one?

asked 2014-07-05 13:08:25 +0200

Gtrax gravatar image

I am a beginner with LibreOffice Draw.

Not sure if this would be "new feature", or if such an indent or offset is something that can be customized. I had kind of expected that the copy would land at the cursor, but that did not happen. The need arises in engineering/technical graphics where a symbol has to used in many places.

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answered 2014-07-05 13:57:22 +0200

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I think there's no option to adjust the settings as you want for now. You can submit this enhancement either :)

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Related enhancement to allow pasting at mouse cursor position is fdo#68623.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-07-05 14:45:23 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-09-18 10:05:45 +0200

Dislly gravatar image

A workaround:

Hold down the control key and drag.

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answered 2015-09-18 01:08:08 +0200

MarjaE gravatar image

If I copy and paste, the pasted object ends up somewhere else, and I have to scroll around to find it. Any suggestions?

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answered 2015-09-20 07:07:00 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Indeed, copy-paste keeps the position in the page. This can be annoying in the context described. However you can avoid scrolling the screen.

After pasting, the object remains selected. One can use a workaround as follows:

  • Select and Copy the object to be copied
  • Zoom to the destination (easy with the toolbar), then without clicking elsewhere:
  • Paste (the pasted object still selected)
  • With the rules it is easy to position the object to its new coordinates:
    • Use the SideBar or
    • F4 to display the Size and Position dialog

A video (in French) shows an example...


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