Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Paste drawing replaces selection|
|Component:||open-import||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||ACCEPTED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 1.0.1||Keywords:||oooqa, rfe_eval_ok|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description Unknown 2003-03-20 11:00:21 UTC
When I draw a box (for example) in a text document, copy it and then paste it while the box is still selected, the existing box is replaced. This gets annoying when I'm working at the bottom of a page, because I have to select nothing before I paste, which returns the cursor to the top of the page. MS Word doesn't replace the selection, which I think is a nicer behaviour. Although perhaps there should be an option to choose which behaviour is required. (Perhaps there is one and I just haven't found it yet).
Comment 1 prgmgr 2003-06-27 20:25:51 UTC
Thank you for your comment James. Verified on OOo 18.104.22.168 & 1.1 Beta 2.
Comment 2 brat 2003-06-30 20:00:50 UTC
The same thing happens in 1.1Beta2 I am confirming this issue.
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2004-01-23 18:31:58 UTC
Summary: When I draw a box (for example) in a text document, copy it and then paste it while the box is still selected, the existing box is replaced. This gets annoying when I'm working at the bottom of a page, because I have to select nothing before I paste, which returns the cursor to the top of the page. Considered for OO.o later.
Comment 4 watersrw 2004-09-21 19:59:02 UTC
If the other object is not selected, it puts the new one right on top of the old one, appearing not to have pasted a new copy - couldn't pasted objects be tiled and not replace the selected one?
Comment 5 discoleo 2007-10-07 18:44:49 UTC
Issue 80622 (http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=80622) seems to be a duplicate of this one.
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2007-10-30 09:00:41 UTC
*** Issue 80622 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2007-10-30 09:01:10 UTC
*** Issue 83109 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 faoi 2007-10-30 10:23:04 UTC
I'm not sure if replacing the selected object is the best possible thing. It is surely OK while writing some text. But imagine a case where you want to draw several red circles with some text. First you create one circle - create it in the right dimensions, place some text in, select the color and then 1) Ctrl+C 2) Ctrl+V 3) grab by mouse and move to desired position 4) Ctrl+V 5) grab by mouse and move to desired position 6) goto 3 But this does not work and instead you have to do 1) Ctrl+C 2) deselect current circle 3) Ctrl+V 4) grab by mouse and move to desired position 5) deselect current circle 6) Ctrl+V 7) grab by mouse and move to desired position 8) deselect current circle 7) goto 3 Please try this yourself and see what current behavior is not very intuitive - my girlfriend wasn't able to figure that she need to use the second algorithm and the was really mad after creating 20 red circles :-) And she works quite OK with computers. Imagine someone even less skilled. BTW: Verified on OOo 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 on MacOSX, 2.3 on Windows
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:49:10 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".