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Dashes with grey background when copying text

asked 2016-01-13 15:30:59 +0200

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updated 2016-03-10 23:38:04 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Text on looks like this:

text before copying

Copied into LibreOffice Writer, i looks like this:

broken text

It doesn't matter whether I use Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V or select and middle mouse button (in Linux).

How do I get rid of the dashes and there grey backgrounds?

Optional: Why are there dashes and grey backgrounds?

Version: Build ID: Arch Linux build-3 Locale: en_US.UTF-8

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answered 2017-02-02 15:04:23 +0200

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These are soft hyphens, used for hyphenation. They indicate where words can be hyphenated if they don’t fit into the line completely. They will not be visible if the document is printed or exported to PDF.

To hide them, choose Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Formatting Aids, and then clear the Custom hyphens check box.

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