Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Pasting table content into existing writer tables|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||can4is, cno, elish, issues, kpalagin, marcoshipe, Mathias_Bauer, mh.hh, mr_smyle, mzasuwik, nicolas.mailhot, pierce_bridget, rb.henschel, stp, thomas.lendo, www.openoffice.org|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||4.1.0-dev|
Description andreschnabel 2004-01-17 16:46:38 UTC
At the moment, it is not possible to paste contet of tables (cut in another application than writer) the same way you do with writer tabels. As example. Try in writer: - create two Tables (3x3 cells each) - type some TExt / values in the 1st table's cells - select 1st table and copy content to clipboard - set the cursor to the 1st cell of 2nd table - paste the clipboards table -> the content will be pasted to each single cells and give a copy of the 1st table Try with Writer / Calc: - use the tables from the recent example (content should already be in clipboard) - paste clipboard to a calc sheet -> Table in calc looks similar to that in writer - select all new cells in Calc and copy to clipboard - go back to writer, select table 2, cell 1 and paste the clipboard's content -> you have no chance to get the same results as when copying writer -> writer You only can past as a calc object or text to one call (instead for each single cell).
Comment 1 andreschnabel 2004-01-17 16:48:20 UTC
*** Issue 20854 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 2 h.ilter 2004-01-19 12:09:23 UTC
Reassigned to BH
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2005-02-04 12:20:44 UTC
*** Issue 42010 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2005-05-20 10:48:39 UTC
*** Issue 49266 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2006-03-20 07:42:06 UTC
*** Issue 63351 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2006-08-01 23:40:31 UTC
*** Issue 65750 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Regina Henschel 2006-08-01 23:41:40 UTC
*** Issue 68053 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 Regina Henschel 2006-08-01 23:44:00 UTC
*** Issue 14333 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 romolo 2006-08-02 00:39:24 UTC
I will propose increasing of priority for this bug to P2 according to priority specifications: P2 marks severe problems which affect a significant number of customers eg. Critical usability problem
Comment 10 Regina Henschel 2006-08-13 17:08:35 UTC
*** Issue 26014 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 Regina Henschel 2006-08-15 18:27:44 UTC
*** Issue 68651 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 Regina Henschel 2006-08-15 18:35:32 UTC
I see so many duplicates and some votes. Shouldn't there be a Target milestone and a rough idea towards a spec?
Comment 13 firesoot 2006-11-14 17:05:28 UTC
Apart from this issue I am very impressed with open office - well done. However, this single issue means that I am unlikely to use open office at all. I do a lot of data analysis and report writing and inevitably use a lot of tables and cut and paste between word/excel. Although it works by pasting in RTF first somewhere into the writer document then cutting that into the table, it is an extra unnecessary step that slows me down I feel.
Comment 14 michael.ruess 2006-11-24 13:29:15 UTC
*** Issue 70504 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 15 eric.savary 2006-12-13 14:45:44 UTC
*** Issue 72398 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 17 mr_smyle 2007-01-22 13:17:43 UTC
Created attachment 42378 [details] After pasting to Writer by Ctrl+Shift+V and HTML
Comment 18 michael.ruess 2007-05-07 11:16:03 UTC
*** Issue 76862 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 19 bettina.haberer 2007-09-26 16:01:51 UTC
Hi Mathias, I have changed the current owner to your owner. Please take the ownership of these enhancements.
Comment 20 pmike 2007-11-07 20:04:24 UTC
Hello QA team! Please assign a target milestone for this issue. Also, MSO-parity keyword is necessary: MSO obviously have no problem pasting data in tables.
Comment 21 Mathias_Bauer 2007-11-08 08:42:02 UTC
Thanks for the reminder. I think this is something we should fix for 3.0 latest. I wonder whether this can really be called an enhancement ...
Comment 22 Mathias_Bauer 2007-11-23 21:07:10 UTC
Comment 23 Regina Henschel 2008-01-24 21:33:24 UTC
*** Issue 85455 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 24 eric.savary 2008-02-01 23:06:54 UTC
*** Issue 82519 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 25 eric.savary 2008-02-01 23:07:29 UTC
*** Issue 82519 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 26 michael.ruess 2008-05-21 15:27:53 UTC
*** Issue 89727 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 27 michael.ruess 2008-09-24 16:25:10 UTC
*** Issue 94279 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 28 canis 2008-09-25 04:16:09 UTC
Dear developers. What about ver. 3.1 for this issuу, 91 votes and 17 duplicates are not enough?
Comment 29 canis 2008-09-25 04:16:16 UTC
Dear developers. What about ver. 3.1 for this issue, 91 votes and 17 duplicates are not enough?
Comment 30 Mathias_Bauer 2008-09-25 18:45:41 UTC
I already have planned to change the target to 3.1, so thanks for the reminder. The problem was that before I could decide to do that I had to figure out a simple way to implement that. The straightforward approach looked a bit scary and that already was the reason why we didn't fix that for 3.0). Now I have found a possible way for a not too complicated and especially *local* fix, so no problem for 3.1.
Comment 31 pmike 2008-11-05 11:59:11 UTC
Mathias, would remind you one more time? This issue have no easy workaround, and users doesn't take complains :(
Comment 32 Mathias_Bauer 2008-11-05 12:02:58 UTC
I'm not sure that I understand what you want to achieve. The target of this enhancement is set to the next possible release. If time permits we will work on it. That's all I can do at the moment.
Comment 33 pmike 2008-11-05 12:20:31 UTC
Thanks for the answer. I would like to: 1. make sure this issue won't miss release 3.1 2. emphasize importance; although this is not a stopper, but inability to do a simple task cause negative impact on OOo adoption. Please keep us up to date about status of this issue.
Comment 35 Mathias_Bauer 2009-01-16 15:42:52 UTC
Yes, it's the same problem, thanks for the hint. The problem in general is that tables that are not transported in Writer's "native" format but in RTF or HTML format will show the undesirable behavior. HTML and RTF are the formats that are used to copy a table or a part of it from any other application (Calc, Browser, Word etc.).
Comment 36 Mathias_Bauer 2009-01-16 15:43:47 UTC
*** Issue 13316 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 37 eric.savary 2009-01-19 22:35:07 UTC
*** Issue 98259 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 38 kpalagin 2009-01-31 19:37:37 UTC
With 3.1 code freezed I guess correct target is 3.2?
Comment 39 Mathias_Bauer 2009-02-02 09:29:17 UTC
Correct. I'm not too pessimistic ;-) for 3.2 as I have an idea how to fix the problem without reworking the whole code for inserting tables.
Comment 40 kpalagin 2009-04-22 09:18:37 UTC
Mathias, I am sorry for being so pushy about this issue, but with just 2 months untill code freeze I afraid that this will slip further. Regards, Kirill.
Comment 41 Mathias_Bauer 2009-05-08 10:14:29 UTC
Here's the approach how we can fix that: We know that pasting a table into a table works fine if both tables are in Writer format. It doesn't work well if the pasted table is in HTML or RTF format. So what we could do without rewriting the whole "Paste HTML/RTF" code is: - first paste the HTML or RTF table into the document core somewhere outside of the target table - copy this intermediate table into the target table (now we are copying Writer format that should work!) - remove the intermediate table As this will happen in the document core only, there will be no visible intermediate table, it's just an internal "trick". Björn, please take over.
Comment 42 kpalagin 2009-05-12 12:54:38 UTC
Would it be possible to insert table via some temp document and not via user document, in order to avoid any side-effects (undo, style changes etc)?
Comment 43 Mathias_Bauer 2009-05-12 13:30:32 UTC
Sure, that's one possible option of being "not visible". I'm not restricted to any options, so in case a temporary document appears to be the simplest and most secure way I certainly would opt for choosing it. That should be left up to the developer implementing it (Björn).
Comment 44 bjoern.michaelsen 2009-08-28 17:57:57 UTC
Comment 45 pokyp 2009-10-08 18:29:01 UTC
I hope, that retargeting 3.3 is final. Please, correct this bug. I would be happy to help with this, but I am only end user OpenOffice. Thank you
Comment 46 stephan66 2009-11-16 20:51:24 UTC
I just put in my vote for this issue. The present behavior of writer is a real time waster for me and dozens of my colleagues. Let's fix this in time for OOo 3.3 at the latest!
Comment 47 pokyp 2010-01-29 18:32:19 UTC
I have Extension for this bug. Extension writed Mr. J. Pastierik and sent me it under GNU General Public License. Internet page: http://www.inet.sk/clanok/5845/makra-v-openoffice-org-02-2008. It is in Slovak language, but I think, it is not problem. After instalation we have one macro for Calc - for copy tables, and second macro for Writer - for pasting table content into existing writer tables. Extension I sent to b_michaelsen.
Comment 48 bart_aimar 2010-08-26 09:49:26 UTC
Where can I find the oxt ??
Comment 49 hans_werner67 2011-02-03 12:08:37 UTC
pls. reassign or close issues. Thx.
Comment 50 Martin Hollmichel 2011-03-16 11:41:58 UTC
set target 3.x since not relevant for 3.4 release.
Comment 51 marcos hipe 2012-01-18 12:37:35 UTC
this opensource extension can help: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/project/pasteasvalue
Comment 52 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-08 17:34:33 UTC
*** Issue 110978 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***