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bug #59153: Copy-Paste to PSPP v1.4.0 dont keep "copied" content

Submitter:  elias tsolis <estatistics>
Submitted:  Mon 21 Sep 2020 01:19:02 PM UTC
Category:  Sheet Severity:  1 - Wishlist
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Effort:  0.00
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Mon 21 Sep 2020 06:45:34 PM UTC, comment #2: 

It seems that for some reason, when selecting a new cell, the content (by default "none") gets placed in the clipboard.  I guess we need to investigate this.

However I don't think there is ever going to be a fast way to do what you want using any GUI.  The GUI is really for doing single, one off tasks.

For a lightning fast way to add value labels to many variables, just use a line like:

ADD VALUE LABELS /v1 to v500 1 = "yes" 2 = "no".

John Darrington <jmd>
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Mon 21 Sep 2020 05:25:05 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Tried this on master on debian and I see the same problem. I paste into the textfield of the dialog which belongs to the value label in the variable sheet. It works "sometimes" first time and then it says "Keine" in the german version. As far as I remember we had not planned any copy/paste support in the variable sheet.

Friedrich Beckmann <beckmanf>
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Mon 21 Sep 2020 01:19:02 PM UTC, original submission:  


a) When I try to copy  word "yes" or "no" from Libre Calc 7.0.. into pspp v.1.4.0, as Value label in Variable e.g. X1, then OK.
When I try to go to Variable X2 to add the same Value label eg. "yes", then the word "none" is copied instead of "none".
---I tried to copy a random word from my web brower. Same behaviour
----I Tried to copy with mouse or by keyboard short cut. Same behvaioru

b) An "enhancement: It is inconvinient to have 200 vars "yes/no" to write for each one of these "yes/no" instead of mass copy a single value over many sheet cells.
It is inconvinient to have to change the decimal spaces for 500 vars, in order to appear "normally" instead of mass copy a single value over many sheet cells.

Elias Tsolis,
Psychologist / Statistician

elias tsolis <estatistics>


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    2020-09-21 jmd Severity5 - Average 1 - Wishlist
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