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Bug 41228 (Paste-from-ACD-Chemsketch) - Impossible to paste from ACD Chemsketch
Summary: Impossible to paste from ACD Chemsketch
Status: NEW
Alias: Paste-from-ACD-Chemsketch
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Clipboard
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Reported: 2011-09-26 06:17 UTC by SGR
Modified: 2018-10-13 12:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description SGR 2011-09-26 06:17:43 UTC
Problem description: Copying of image from ACD chemsketch and pasting into LIBRE office (writer, impress and calc) is not working.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open Libreoffice - writer
2. Open ACD Chemsketch (a free software from ACD labs for chemical structure drawing)
3. draw some structure
4. Copy from Chemsketch and try to paste in Writer or Calc or Impress.

Current behavior:

Not able to paste in Libre office.

Expected behavior:

Should be able paste
Comment 1 vitriol 2011-09-26 06:22:49 UTC
Confirmed. It's a old OOo problem.
Comment 2 SGR 2011-09-26 06:28:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Confirmed. It's a old OOo problem.
Yes, I do reported the same problem to OOo community but before it was solved Libreoffice came. thanks
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2011-09-26 09:52:16 UTC
Yep, I remember this as an old bug from OOo. The problem was AFAICR with the copy buffer not accepting the list of possibilities provided by ACD, and being limited to only PNG/JPG ?

Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2011-09-26 09:53:59 UTC
Comment 5 SGR 2011-10-18 01:16:58 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 6 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:36:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 sasha.libreoffice 2012-03-02 06:35:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 vitriol 2012-03-02 06:55:04 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> @ SGR
> Thanks for bugreport
> Please, verify if in last version of LibreOffice still reproducible

Yes, same behavior in 3.5 for me.
Comment 9 Dr Gonzo 2012-12-11 10:45:13 UTC
I confirm this bug too. Moreover, it is possible to avoid it in two steps,copying and pasting the picture from ChemSketch to a MicrosoftOffice document, followed by the same procedure from MicrosoftOffice document to LibreOffice. During the procedure, the picture keep the same possibilities as it was copied in an Microsoft document (exemple : double click on the picture in Libre Office automaticaly open ACD-CHemSketch and permit to directly modify the drawn chemical formulae without erase/copy/paste step). This procedure remains a big constraint.
This observation seems to contradict the previously described problem by Alex Thurgood in september 2011 (I quote) :
"The problem was AFAICR with the copy buffer not accepting the list of possibilities provided by ACD, and being limited to only PNG/JPG ?"
Is anyone able to fix this bug ?
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:51:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Buovjaga 2015-01-27 17:37:25 UTC
Confirmed with ACD Chemsketch v14.00.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 784d069cc1d9f1d6e6a4e543a278376ab483d1eb
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-01-25_23:07:36
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:36:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:32:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Timur 2018-03-27 16:25:44 UTC
Putting "obsolete" to QA message because I tested and still repro with 6.1+.