Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||user configurable default paste method|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
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Description bryancole 2007-08-22 22:57:50 UTC
When cut 'n pasting between OOo applications, there are various options in the Past Special menu. When pasting graphics from Draw to Writer (or Impress-to-writer), the default paste method is "paste as drawing objects". This is a poor default, since pasting in this way results in a figure which cannot be scaled (because scaling doesn't change the line widths or fonts in proportion). To get nice scaling behaviour, you must paste as GDI-metafile (not editable) or OLE-object. I useful enhancement would be a configuration option to set the default paste-method for each type of document/object. Thus, I could avoid always having to use the paste-special menu and could just <ctrl>-V directly.
Comment 1 watersrw 2007-11-07 19:14:54 UTC
With text, it is the exception that you want to paste with the source formatting, not the rule in my experience. So this would be good. Of course, you could add themes like MS Office 2007. With graphics, I think this is more varied so user choice is particularly important. Personally I paste a lot from Visio and due to OO.org's very poor handling of GDI, I have to do second-best paste as image.
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2007-11-23 08:37:19 UTC