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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?
Shadow/Brookekengr on December 8th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
That happens with a *lot* of programs, not just Open Office. And as far back as Win2k.

My simple workaround is to paste the text into a text editor (I use TextPad, but NotePad will work) and then cut it from there and paste that into Semagic.

ETA: Semagic is working *correctly* in doing this. Because the HTML formatting commands are valid inputs. The problem is ones you don't want (like all the paragraph tags.

Edited at 2009-12-08 02:53 am (UTC)