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When I cut or copy and then paste to Writer, text appears in table. Never did before. How do I get it to appear as text alone? [closed]

asked 2015-03-08 01:56:15 +0100

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Window 7, latest LO update.

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What do you cut or copy? What format is the file from which you cut or copy?

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2015-03-08 17:28:13 +0100 )edit

I'm not sure what formats specifically show up in tables - I'll have to watch more closely. However, they are ones I was copying from before without this issue. One source was a list of jokes from which I print out a few pages at a time for an elderly aunt, who loves them. I've been assuming that I had accidentally engaged one of Writer's features. When I copy from my docs or from emails, though, this doesn't happen. Thanks for the interest.

jetsam gravatar imagejetsam ( 2015-03-09 07:09:48 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-03-09 11:20:15 +0100

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Go to "Edit" -> "Paste Special..." and choose "Unformatted text." Should handle it.

If not, paste it into a TXT file first. That's a good way to strip out inline images as well as other odd formatting issues. Use TextEdit (with rich formatting off) on a Mac, or Notepad on a Windows. But the "Paste without formatting" given in my first sentence will handle almost all scenarios.

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