Issue 9512 - Paste special as value
Summary: Paste special as value
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: rfe_eval_ok
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Reported: 2002-11-25 15:32 UTC by mkb
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description mkb 2002-11-25 15:32:54 UTC
The Paste special feature lacks the paste as Value option.
For example, If I Vlookup sowething from another sheet, in which some reference
values dont exist & thus end up being #N/A !, i would like to do a copy & paste
special as value & then do a search / replace of #N/A with a blank ... thus
giving me clean data to work with.
Currently, i can paste special numbers / text / formulas etc etc ... none of
which (or combinations thereof serve the purpose of paste special as value)

Would love to see OpenOffice.Org spreadsheet app with this feature
Comment 1 peter.junge 2002-11-28 17:54:37 UTC
Hi Falko,
1 4 U.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-04-16 15:43:53 UTC
Set to "NEW"
Comment 3 eric.savary 2003-04-16 15:44:36 UTC
Set to "NEW"
Comment 4 falko.tesch 2003-10-15 13:14:06 UTC
Add the option "value" to the "Paste Special" selection menu.
Comment 5 falko.tesch 2003-10-15 13:14:38 UTC
Comment 6 jeffraun 2005-09-01 09:26:23 UTC
It work fine if you Paste Special, uncheck Paste All, uncheck Formulas.
Comment 7 sophia 2008-07-11 10:00:56 UTC
With Microsoft Excel I heavily using the "paste value only" selector of the dialog.

I tried to do the same with Open Office.

However, I spend to much time by reading each check box status.

Currently, it is one of the stopper which prevents me from switching from
Microsoft Excel to OpenOffice.

I would appreciate:
- either a dedicated menu item like "paste only values" beside the "paste" and
"paste special..." items
- or a button group (exclusive selection) like Excel does
Comment 8 brycen 2009-04-15 23:33:40 UTC
I'm using jeffraun's workaround now, thanks.  Thankfully it remembers the
checkbox setting.  When I use this, I use it hundreds of times in a row.

Making it more obvious would be very helpful.

I also use this feature to "force" data into a particular column type.  Often
I'll get a spreadsheet with a mix of dates (stored as fractions) and text that
just looks like a date.
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:58:54 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".