Issue 74031 - Alternative text not included in plain text copy
Summary: Alternative text not included in plain text copy
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: PC All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2007-01-31 02:36 UTC by hgkamath
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
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writer file that describes bug 74031 (48.48 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2007-01-31 02:37 UTC, hgkamath
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Description hgkamath 2007-01-31 02:36:54 UTC
The attached document may show a situation where such behavior is desirable
where the object is part of the sentence

When a sentence containing objects with alternative text is copied to notepad,
the alternative text is omitted. The behavior is seen in object(formulas) and

Steps to reproduce
* Open openoffice writer
* Create a sentence as follows 
  "How to make combination of m out of n items"
  Select m  
  Click on menu Insert->object->formula
  This converts m into a formula
  Right click the formula object, 
  click on object
  click on options
  In alternative text put say m
* and/or 
  create a sentence and anchor a picture as a character in the sentence
  Right click on picture
  Click on type
  In anchor, select anchor as character 
  Click on options
  Insert some alternative text that describes the figure

* copy either sentence into notepad
  the alternative text does not appear.
* make some headings in this way 
  Create a table/index
  the table/index does not show the alternative text.

Select some text which includes an object, like a math text formula

I am unsure myself what the behavior should be because in most cases there may
be situations when copying the alternative text may be undesirable.

Maybe a check box in the options tab in the object dialog box, could indicate if
the alternative text is to be included in a plain text copy.
Comment 1 hgkamath 2007-01-31 02:37:50 UTC
Created attachment 42581 [details]
writer file that describes bug 74031
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-01-31 06:57:59 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.