Issue 81356 - Impress: pasting across files messes up bullet style
Summary: Impress: pasting across files messes up bullet style
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-09-07 11:24 UTC by zhongqiyao
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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paste.ppt (75.50 KB, application/
2007-09-07 11:24 UTC, zhongqiyao
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from1.ppt (69.50 KB, application/
2007-09-07 11:25 UTC, zhongqiyao
no flags Details
from2.ppt (74.00 KB, application/
2007-09-07 11:25 UTC, zhongqiyao
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Description zhongqiyao 2007-09-07 11:24:07 UTC
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2, Chinese (Traditional char).
OpenOffice Impress 2.2.1, Chinese (Traditional char).

1. Open attachments "paste.ppt", "from1.ppt" and "from2.ppt".

2. In "paste.ppt", page 1, click into the body of text and select
the whole text.

3. In "from1.ppt", select the whole body of text, and copy-paste it
into the text body of "paste.ppt", page 1. Now the new text inherits
neither the bullet style of "paste.ppt" nor that of "from1.ppt".

4. Do a similar paste from "from2.ppt" to "paste.ppt", page 2.
You also cannot inherit the bullet style.

If you know how to (1) inherit the style of the source file and
(2) the style of the destination file, could you e-mail me?
(Microsoft Word also has this problem of pasting, which messes
up text style, since several versions ago.)


Qiyao < lotus @>
Comment 1 zhongqiyao 2007-09-07 11:24:54 UTC
Created attachment 48041 [details]
Comment 2 zhongqiyao 2007-09-07 11:25:23 UTC
Created attachment 48042 [details]
Comment 3 zhongqiyao 2007-09-07 11:25:47 UTC
Created attachment 48043 [details]
Comment 4 zhongqiyao 2007-09-14 04:31:26 UTC
Note that I am pasting text inside the text box, not pasting
the text box itself.

By "bullet style", I mean:

1. bullet symbol (so far I have not noticed any problem yet);

2. Font size;

3. Indent;

4. Line spacing.


Comment 5 zhongqiyao 2007-09-14 06:49:32 UTC
For a example of changed bullet symbols, refer to issue 81570.
Comment 6 zhongqiyao 2007-11-09 02:49:48 UTC
In version 2.3rc3, the latest Chinese (traditional-character) version,
the situation is much better. It tends to keep the bullet style
of the source file, but not completely.
Microsoft PowerPoint is not even doing this (loses colour sometimes).

I am leaving the bug report here for further discussion.

If anyone knows how to "reapply style from master to slide",
could you also tell me? Right-clicking on the template pane
and do "reapply" does not work.


Comment 7 christian.guenther 2007-11-09 15:42:21 UTC
This is an enhancement.
Copy paste in OOo insert always hard formating. Copy paste in PPT paste always
soft formating. Therefore both looks different but both works like designed.

It should be possible to choose in OOo if you want to insert hard or soft
formating. Maybe with pressing a key while paste, with a setting in tools /
options, ...