Issue 58957 - Copy Paste from IE to OO Writer Text does not work well
Summary: Copy Paste from IE to OO Writer Text does not work well
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 14613
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC Windows Server 2003
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: eric.savary
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-12-06 14:11 UTC by ajstadlin
Modified: 2005-12-11 22:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description ajstadlin 2005-12-06 14:11:14 UTC
When doing a Copy/Paste operation from Internet Explorer to Writer, it does not 
work well.  It works for very small selections; for example: 1 sentence of text 
or one image; but does not work well for larger selections.

Steps to Repeat Problem:  
1. In IE, navigate to a URL with significant content.  For example: 
2. Select all of the content of the displayed article; including graphics.
3. Execute Copy (Edit menu/Copy, or Ctrl-C)
4. Open a new text document in Open Office Writer.
5. Paste the content into the OO document.

You will notice that significant sections of the document are missing.  Also, 
the graphics are not transfered.  

Pasting into an OO Writer HTML document works much better, however the graphics 
are still not transferred.  Perhaps the transfer of graphics during copy/paste 
operations is a configuration setting in OO that I haven't found yet?

The above scenario works well in Microsoft Word, so users will expect it to 
work well in Open Office.  I haven't tested the scenario on my FC4 Linux box 
yet, but I suspect it will have the same results.

Except for this copy/paste issue, Open Office Writer is a viable replacement 
for WORD as my word processor.

Arnold Stadlin
Software Engineer
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-12-06 15:02:50 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 hwoarang 2005-12-08 21:48:06 UTC
Can reproduce with OOo 2.0.1rc2 m143 on WinXP SP2.

From IE
To Writer: Data loss and no images
To Word: Perfect

From Firefox 1.5
To Writer: Perfect
To Word: Perfec

When pasting to Writer behind a proxy, after filling user/password Writer freeze.

Comment 3 eric.savary 2005-12-11 22:42:48 UTC
This issue addresses two different problems which are both duplicate:

1) some sections disappear because the table layout is too complex to break
across pages -> issue 48463.

2) images pasted from IE can't be displayed in OOo -> issue 14613

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 14613 ***
Comment 4 eric.savary 2005-12-11 22:43:06 UTC