Issue 66517

Summary: Give user control about default format when pasting from clipboard
Product: Writer Reporter: mguenter99 <openoffice>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 2.0.3   
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Hardware: All   
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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description mguenter99 2006-06-16 13:52:52 UTC
In some cases one would like to have text only pasting from the clipboard and 
in others "rich" text would be suited more. 
It would be nice, if this could be set in the options or in the menu easily.

When I have lot of copy paste into formatted text I would like to have 
unformated input. When I am pasting paragraphs between similarly formated 
documents, most format information should be kept. The  "add content" in the 
Edit menu needs too many clicks for multiple inputs.

Distinctions
1.) within the same document pasting should keep the formating
2.) between applications it should be either "rich preferred" or "unformatted 
preferred"
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-06-16 14:40:36 UTC
Desired is an option where the user could control the default format for pasting
from Clipboard.

MRU->MGUENTER: with a long click on the "paste" button, a dropdown menu with the
available formats will open.
Comment 2 mguenter99 2006-06-16 15:05:33 UTC
Thanks for the information. I didn't notice, because I never use anything but 
the keyboard shortcuts. All accelerator features should support keyboard 
shortcuts as well.

I still think (my humble and lonely opinion) that it would be a good idea.
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2006-07-11 08:32:59 UTC
*** Issue 67162 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2009-03-12 11:39:05 UTC
*** Issue 100137 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2009-03-12 11:42:35 UTC
*** Issue 100137 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 lensmit 2009-09-02 03:53:29 UTC
As a heavy Writer user, I NEVER do anything other than Paste Unformatted. Based 
on what I read on various OpenOffice and MS forums, most heavy word processor 
users are intensely frustrated by not being able to set Paste Unformatted as 
the default Paste behaviour, while light users  tend to prefer the current 
default behaviour. All the suggested work-arounds I have seen are nowhere as 
convenient as changing the default behaviour would be. A setting or (series of 
settings) that control the default behaviour would be a huge asset.
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2010-03-04 11:50:18 UTC
*** Issue 109810 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***