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bug #33053: Paste output on openoffice don't works well on windows

Submitter:  Michel Boaventura <michelboaventura>
Submitted:  Tue 12 Apr 2011 06:50:13 AM UTC
Category:  Graphical User Interface Severity:  3 - Ordinary
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  Future
Effort:  0.00
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Thu 25 Aug 2011 06:41:05 PM UTC, comment #8: 

Hi on windows, when pasting it in Libreoffice and setting the font to "courier new" it looks reasonable. In MSOffice it has empty lines between.

See the attachment for the .pdf version of it produced by Libreoffice.

(file #23871)

Harry Thijssen <unknown_one>
Wed 24 Aug 2011 07:39:08 AM UTC, comment #7: 

I've pushed a change which certainly improves the look on my machine.  Perhaps Windows/Mac people can also try.

John Darrington <jmd>
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Mon 25 Apr 2011 07:24:30 AM UTC, comment #6: 

I'd be interested to know what version of OOo Jeremy is using.  On
my debian system it used to paste with the odt format.  But since upgrading to squeeze, it now pastes only text.  So presumably they've changed the accepted targets.  It's strange however that they would remove support for clipboard pastes it's native format.

I wish the OOo people would actually document stuff.  I've not actually been able to find any information on what is supposed to work or how.

John Darrington <jmd>
Group administrator
Sun 24 Apr 2011 04:45:44 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Jeremy Lavergne told me in private email that paste into OOo works OK on Mac.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Group administrator
Sat 16 Apr 2011 10:49:09 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Let's try and keep to one issue per item.

  • I've opened a new bug #33097 to discuss the idea of an RTF output driver.

  • The original subject of this bug is why on Windows, Openoffice.org doesn't accept an ODT clipboard target.  We need to find that out, before we can fix it.

John Darrington <jmd>
Group administrator
Fri 15 Apr 2011 05:40:48 AM UTC, comment #3: 

>...we probably could help MS Word, by adding an RTF output driver...

jmd commented in IRC that reading and writing RTF files is really difficult because the format is underdocumented and misdocumented.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Group administrator
Thu 14 Apr 2011 08:06:25 PM UTC, comment #2: 

>We can't help Msword.

A few days ago it occurred to me that we probably could help MS Word, by adding an RTF output driver and hooking it up to cut and paste.  I did a little bit of reading on the RTF format and it seems reasonably doable.

I agree with the rest of your response.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Group administrator
Thu 14 Apr 2011 07:32:14 PM UTC, comment #1: 

We can't help Msword.  But OOo should work.

Someone with a Windows machine will have to investigate why the "application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text"  target isn't getting called (perhaps it has a different name on windows?)

John Darrington <jmd>
Group administrator
Tue 12 Apr 2011 06:50:13 AM UTC, original submission:  

On windows, if I copy the output and paste it on both openoffice or microsoft word I get the ascii output, instead of the nice tables.

Michel Boaventura <michelboaventura>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-08-10 jmd ReleaseBefore 1.2 Future
    2013-05-11 jmd ReleaseBefore 0.8.0 Before 1.2
    2012-02-23 jmd ReleaseFuture Before 0.8.0
    2011-08-25 unknown_one Attached File- Added Geen titel 1.pdf, #23871
    2011-05-14 blp ReleaseNone Future
    2011-04-14 jmd CategoryOutput Driver Graphical User Interface
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