Issue 71310 - in-cell formatting lost on RTF copy/paste to Writer
Summary: in-cell formatting lost on RTF copy/paste to Writer
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.4
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-11-07 19:08 UTC by drking
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description drking 2006-11-07 19:08:23 UTC
If a cell contains "hello there" with the 'hello' bold and the 'there' italic,
copying that cell together with a blank cell below it to the clipboard and then
doing Edit->Paste Special->RTF in Writer pastes it as plain text in a table - ie
the formatting is lost.

I think this is a bug rather than an enhancement request, because
1. if "hello there" is *all* bold or whatever it pastes fine
2. if you just copy/paste a single cell it works fine (ie no table)
3. if the cells are copied from Excel rather than Calc it works fine :(

This matter was discussed on the Calc user forum Oct/Nov 2006 under the heading
"rich text formatting" and confirmed there by other users
Comment 1 drking 2006-11-07 19:11:18 UTC
Apologies - this should have been under Spreadsheet, not Chart - it must have
changed without me noticing.
Comment 2 katherinekatz 2006-11-07 23:41:54 UTC
This is an outstanding bug with calc integration into the rest of the OOo 
suite. MSO is better in this respect which should be a challange to OOo 
programmers. We all want OOo to outdo MSO.
Comment 3 tuarihemi 2006-11-08 00:06:47 UTC
*** Issue 71310 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 4 kla 2006-11-08 08:20:03 UTC
Changed Component -> dont forget to change the Owner.
@fst: I think its yours
Comment 5 frank 2006-11-08 09:30:04 UTC
Hi Eike,

one for you ?

Comment 6 ooo 2006-11-08 11:58:17 UTC
Maybe. That RTF clipboard filter was never meant to be a complete export filter.
We don't export any individual in-cell formatting to RTF, only some basic
attributes applied to the entire cell.  As implementing this would be quite some
effort I change this issue to type 'feature'.
Comment 7 katherinekatz 2006-11-08 23:42:16 UTC
It may be hard, be MSO has outdone you in this. It's in the world's best 
interesrs to overcome such problems. 
Comment 8 drking 2006-11-09 11:11:28 UTC
For info:
The worthy Villeroy at the Calc user forum has written a macro as a workaround.
It is at:

Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:13:32 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".