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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?
 
 
kightp on December 10th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Coming in late: I'm using Semagic 1.7, so this may not apply to newer versions, but choosing "paste special" from the Edit menu and selecting "text" strips off all formatting except paragraph returns.

If you also check the "set as default" box when doing this, then the next time you need to paste from a formatted document, you can use Ctrl-V and it will paste it as unformatted text.
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: wisdomjanetmiles on December 10th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
I think the problem is that she wants to retain the formatting, but not see all the markup codes (e.g., she's copying a formatted poem or essay from the Open Office word processor into Semagic to post to LJ). However, I'll mention this as another option.

Thanks!