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LibreOffice 5.1: can't paste cells into table

LibreOffice 5.1 appears to have broken copying and pasting of cells within tables in Writer.

What I'm doing: copy (or cut) one or multiple cells within a table. Paste into the same (or another) table.

What I'd expect to happen: the contents of the copied cells are pasted into the cells where you've hit paste. So say you've copied four cells in a column and paste into another column, I'd expect the contents of the first cell to appear in the cell where you've hit paste, the contents of the second cell to appear in the cell below that, and so on. This was the behaviour in all previous versions, and (frankly) in every other word processor I've ever used.

What actually happens: to be honest, it's not easy to tell. It seems to end up pasting all the copied cells inside the cell where you've hit paste, but it does so in a really broken way, messing up the cell width etc so you can't even see the pasted cells properly.

System details: running Fedora 24 Workstation, x86-64. I reported this on the Fedora forum and another user confirmed they are also experiencing this behaviour and recommended I report upstream. I'm away from my Fedora box right now but think the LibreOffice version is 5.1.4.2. It's whatever is the current version in Fedora 24 anyway.

Please let me know if you need any additional information.