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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 03:22 am (UTC)
I dunno about that, but from a number of programs dealing with "formatted" text, pasting into programs that allow formatting results in the formatting carrying over.

I'd call that the "expected" result.

I do note that a few programs (Firfox 3.5, IIRC) will ask you whether you want the plain text or the HTML when you tell them to copy a block of text
Stephen Harrissweh on December 8th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
The _formatted results_ is what I'd expect; Janet's original question suggested that the formatting markup was visible ("all of the formatting commands and (possibly) HTML codes to appear"). That's unformatted results.

Maybe I misunderstood what Janet (or her friend) was asking.

If Semagic is formatting the results as close to the original as possible then Semagic is doing the right thing; if it's displaying the markup then it's doing the wrong thing,
Shadow/Brookekengr on December 8th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
That's because Semagic *always* displays the formatting codes you enter or paste.

Markup is visible in Semagic. It's not WYSIWYG. You have to switch to the preview screen to noyt see the markup.

Like I said "works as designed"
gh4acws on December 8th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
depends on
what mode semagic is in. if it is in HTML it shows the markup - however there is the wysiwyg mode ( switches bottom right )