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Win 10 LO 5.2 doesn't paste rich text from clipboard to doc

asked 2016-09-19 17:01:57 +0200

quiprosen gravatar image

Program A puts rich text into the clipboard. Open Office 4 successfully pastes it (retaining the formatting) into a doc. LO 5.2 neither pastes nor indicates an error. Anyone else seeing this symptom?

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answered 2016-11-18 16:10:57 +0200

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updated 2016-11-18 16:16:08 +0200

I see the same issue - no pasting from RTF source into a writer document. Seems its broken in v5.2.x

In v 5.1.6 everything works fine.

I've tested it on Windows 7 + 10

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Pasting in Writer v5.2.x is always plain (unformatted) text - special paste does not show the RTF field (as it will shown in LO v5.1.6 and in old OpenOffice)

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Bugzilla ticket has been opened: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/s...

ChrisAIX gravatar imageChrisAIX ( 2016-11-22 11:47:35 +0200 )edit
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answered 2016-09-19 18:20:33 +0200

floris v gravatar image

updated 2016-11-18 22:57:12 +0200

Can you be more precise? Like exact version number, what source program? I just pasted formatted text from a website (in Firefox), and all formatting was kept, including hyperlinks, I just didn't get the graphics.

EDIT: confirmed loss of formatting for copying from Wordpad.

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LO version is 5.2.1.2. Program supplying the source is Crossword Compiler For Windows version 10.06a, which I have used ever since Beta version. I just successfully copy-pasted rich text from one LO doc to another. I found a satisfactory workaround involving the source program, so I'm content for now. Thanks. I'll consider this CLOSED.

quiprosen gravatar imagequiprosen ( 2016-09-25 17:11:14 +0200 )edit
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answered 2016-10-03 16:59:56 +0200

This is a generic BUG in LibreOffice 5.2.x. When you copy data in Windows from different applications, the app can put the data on the clipboard in multiple formats. LibreOffice should select the format which has the most information that it understands. So, for example when you copy formatted text from WordPad.exe it will copy the data onto the clipboard in the following formats:

49161 - DataObject, 49300 - Rich Text Format, 49481 - Rich Text Format Without Objects, 49479 - RTF As Text, 1 - CF_TEXT, 13 - CF_UNICODETEXT, 49163 - Embed Source, 49156 - Native, 49155 - OwnerLink, 49166 - Object Descriptor, 3 - CF_METAFILEPICT, 49171 - Ole Private Data, 16 - CF_LOCALE, 7 - CF_OEMTEXT, 14 - CF_ENHMETAFILE,

Unfortunately LibreOffice 5.2.2.2 will paste the text as plain CF_TEXT and lose all the formatting. We have an application which ONLY copies the data as "Rich Text Format" and LibreOffice 5.x does not even see it as being on the clipboard. 4.x DID. All other word processors do. This is definitely a bug and needs to be corrected. I have reported this as Bug 102921.

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