Bug 37731 - EDITING Writer: Paste "HTML without comments" not available on Unix/Linux
Summary: EDITING Writer: Paste "HTML without comments" not available on Unix/Linux
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.0 release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-29 14:47 UTC by gleppert
Modified: 2016-09-22 20:20 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description gleppert 2011-05-29 14:47:26 UTC
Often users, need to copy content from webpages into documents. Pasting web content into a Writer document often results in tons of comments that contain some strange HTML information.

On Windows and MacOS there is an option in "Edit"-> "Paste Special" -> "HTML without comments". In Linux and Solaris this option is missing (or broken). This is very annoying if you work very often with content from webpages.

How to reproduce:
* Take any webpage, let's say http://edition.cnn.com/
* Select all content by ctrl-A and copy it by ctrl-C
* Open a Writer document and paste everything by ctrl-V
* You will see over 30 automatically created comments in the right margin with silly content such as "<!--include virtual="/editionssi/sect/3.0/MAIN/elex/belowT2Title.html"-->". In Linux/Unix there is no way to choose "paste HTML without comments".

System: Ubuntu 10.10, gnome 2, any recent LibreOffice or OpenOffice version, German UI

Related bug entry in OpenOffice bugtracker: https://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=109615
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-05-30 00:19:59 UTC
Inheritance from OOo, Confirmed there!

Please feel free to reassign if it's not your area!
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-06-10 02:57:58 UTC
RC2 is bit by bit identical with release version, so separate items in the version picker are useless. Changes have been discussed with Michael Meeks.
Comment 3 Philippe 2012-12-12 12:53:16 UTC
I have the feeling that this is somehow related to bug 35146, and thus not really specific of HTML or writer.

Other bug reports deal with paste-special in Linux and thus could also be related. For instance I would say Bug 42466 (and Bug 42093 marked as duplicate) are duplicates of the present one, and I suspect Bug 34599, Bug 33114 to be somehow related too, even though the paste-special problem they describe appears only under some circumstances.

Maybe I'm wrong but Paste-Special seems quite generally broken in Linux, in which case it could be worth filing a separate bug. So does anyone actually knows an (non-LO) application in Linux that can transmit several data formats to LO over the clipboard?

In any case the lack of (or broken) Paste-Special in Linux-LibreOffice makes a big usability difference with respect to Windows and MacOs... It would be nice to address this in upcoming releases.
Comment 4 bfoman (inactive) 2014-02-20 18:38:45 UTC
This bug lost its owner - back to NEW.
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:41:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2015-06-20 14:24:48 UTC

Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit 
Build ID: 3ecef8cedb215e49237a11607197edc91639bfcd
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2015-06-20_00:06:19
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:11:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Gerry 2016-09-22 20:20:11 UTC
Tested in Version: and it seems to work now without problems.
Build-ID: 1:5.1.4-0ubuntu1

Therefore I set this bug to FIXED -> WORKSFORME