Issue 76492 - Make Paste intelligent. If clipboard contains table, paste as HTML
Summary: Make Paste intelligent. If clipboard contains table, paste as HTML
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-04-19 00:12 UTC by pagalmes.lists
Modified: 2016-12-30 04:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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pasted from Firefox (90.80 KB, image/png)
2007-04-19 00:14 UTC, pagalmes.lists
no flags Details
pasted from IE (74.54 KB, image/png)
2007-04-19 00:15 UTC, pagalmes.lists
no flags Details

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Description pagalmes.lists 2007-04-19 00:12:27 UTC
When pasting the following document in Calc, it does not behave the same if I
copy the table from IE (does not behave as expected) or Firefox (behaves nicely).

See screenshots.

This may be related somehow to issue 76412.
Comment 1 pagalmes.lists 2007-04-19 00:14:24 UTC
Created attachment 44530 [details]
pasted from Firefox
Comment 2 pagalmes.lists 2007-04-19 00:15:37 UTC
Created attachment 44531 [details]
pasted from IE
Comment 3 frank 2007-04-19 09:58:08 UTC

not a defect. Firefox places HTML code into the clipboard, IE also RTF, RTF is
the  best choice for normal Office content like formatted text from Writer to
Calc, so it's the default paste format. If you don't like the result, use Paste
Special HTML Format and you get the same result as if you use firefox to copy from.

Comment 4 frank 2007-04-19 10:00:48 UTC
closed invalid
Comment 5 pagalmes.lists 2007-04-21 11:09:06 UTC
Well, I suppose that every user when using IE to paste in Calc would expect that
the table would be pasted in different cells. 

Simple users will never know about the special paste formats. When they use
Excel, things work as one would expect. They will thus conclude than OOo is buggy.

Any idea how this could be changed to behave nicely when pasting in Calc?
Enhance the RTF filter in Calc? Is there already an issue about it?
Comment 6 kpalagin 2007-05-26 21:26:17 UTC
Confirming and changing to enh.

I suggest changing summary to better reflect your idea (like "Make Paste 
intelligent - in Calc, if clipboard contains table, paste as HTML").

P.S. Paste special allows one to select most sutable format.
Comment 7 frank 2007-07-23 11:48:19 UTC
As enhancement assigned to requirements.