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07 December 2009 @ 08:43 pm
AKICILJ: Open Office, copy/paste weirdness  
Received from a friend; posted with permission. Open Office running on Windows 7.

Using the Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V shortcuts to cut and paste from Open Office to (for specific instance) Semagic results in all of the formatting commands and (possibly) HTML codes to appear in the pasted text.

I know nothing about Open Office, so I don't have a clue where to start with this one. Any ideas?
A Wandering Hobbitredbird on December 8th, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
Given that Semagic tends to eat spaces when I copy/paste from an LJ comment field (in Firefox) to Semagic, I suspect the problem of being at the Semagic end, not the Open Office end. (I realize this may not be helpful.)
aedifica: Girl at computeraedifica on December 8th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
I was wondering too if it might be Semagic. Janet, does your friend have any similar word-processing programs they could try, to see if it acts the same?

But also, Semagic has multiple input modes. You might ask your friend to check whether HTML, WYSIWIG, or something else is selected, and whether it's the same setting they normally use. (It's on the lower edge of the Semagic window, toward the right side.)
Shadow/Brookekengr on December 8th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
You get the same sort of thing when pasting from the MS Word Viewer utility.

The "problem" is that cutting is "correctly" copying the formatting of the text.

See my solution below.