Issue 94121 - Pasting mail-documents into OpenOffice not possible
Summary: Pasting mail-documents into OpenOffice not possible
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOO300m6
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-09-21 11:47 UTC by frieder2008
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:18 UTC (History)
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Description frieder2008 2008-09-21 11:47:23 UTC
I tried to use OpenOffice (300m6 build  9352) to print e-mails from Apple “Mail†as a work-around of 
the insufficient (left) page margin-problem in Mail. So I clicked on an e-mail in “Mailâ€, than used the 
“copyâ€-command of “Mail†and later tried to insert it with „paste“ or „shift-apple-V“ in an OpenOffice 
text-document. Surprisingly this didn't work and without any error-message OpenOffice simply 
refused to insert the clipboard content into its document. 

As an alternative I tried to paste it into Textedit and succeeded. Later I selected the pasted in text in 
Textedit, copied it and now the „paste“ into OpenOffice worked without any problem.

Using Textedit as a “bridge†is quite a troublesome procedure, isn't it? and I guess that there might be 
a more professional way of getting the e-mail-printouts with the required wider page margins. Maybe 
you have an idea. 

Nevertheless, it is strange, that OpenOffice refuses to accept “paste†from the clipboard, or is it just a 
handling error? 

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-09-22 10:44:55 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2008-09-22 15:37:44 UTC
@PL: as we have seen in TextEdit, the pasted content is formatted while the Paste Special command in 
OOo shows "unformatted text". Maybe a format stream problem.
Comment 3 Martin Hollmichel 2008-12-10 11:18:03 UTC
move target to 3.2.
Comment 4 philipp.lohmann 2009-02-03 11:05:30 UTC
No that's not a bug. Mail advertises a string as clipboard content, but delivers
a string of zero length. What would work instead would be RTFD, for which mail
delivers non empty contents, but alas that is currently an unsupported format.
Since this is also the primary format of TextEdit, we should eventually support
it, however I don't know about the timeframe that someone could code that.

@mba: this is basically a feature request for an enhanced RTF import.
Comment 5 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:18:00 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".