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Bug 42638 - Implement floating Paste Options button
Summary: Implement floating Paste Options button
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Context-Menu Paste Floating-Menu
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Reported: 2011-11-06 01:27 UTC by Ilian Dimitrov
Modified: 2019-08-31 10:15 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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the floating menu unclicked (58.86 KB, image/gif)
2011-11-12 04:10 UTC, Ilian Dimitrov
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Menu clicked (60.38 KB, image/gif)
2011-11-12 04:11 UTC, Ilian Dimitrov
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The paste special function added to the context menu (63.57 KB, image/gif)
2011-11-12 04:12 UTC, Ilian Dimitrov
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Description Ilian Dimitrov 2011-11-06 01:27:08 UTC
I don't know is it asked before, but I think it's a good feature to have in LibreOffice. In my work I do allot of copy->paste mostly portions of text with different formatting in various documents and if i want just the text (without the formatting)I have only two options either from the menu edit->paste special or using the shortcut keys witch sometimes is difficult because I have to press three keys simultaneously. So is it going to be too difficult to add feature like in MS office where if you paste a portion of text a little icon is appearing witch is a menu with options like: keep only text, keep source formatting an another one witch I don't remember. Or if it's too difficult to implement such menu is there a chance to add the paste special function in the right click context menu in LibreOffice. 

*Sorry for the bad English, but it's not my native language
Comment 1 Ilian Dimitrov 2011-11-12 04:10:11 UTC
Created attachment 53443 [details]
the floating menu unclicked
Comment 2 Ilian Dimitrov 2011-11-12 04:11:04 UTC
Created attachment 53444 [details]
Menu clicked
Comment 3 Ilian Dimitrov 2011-11-12 04:12:15 UTC
Created attachment 53445 [details]
The paste special function added to the context menu
Comment 4 Ilian Dimitrov 2011-11-12 04:14:44 UTC
I've added a few quick mockups to illustrate my proposal
Comment 5 Ilian Dimitrov 2011-11-26 04:35:59 UTC
I've just noticed that there is paste special function in the right click menu in Calc, and I wonder why it's not implemented in Writer yet. Is there any particular reason?
Comment 6 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-06 07:32:34 UTC
> i want just the text (without the formatting)

Tools->Options, then in dialog select where add this function keyboard shortcut/toolbar/menu , then select category "Edit" and function "Paste unformatted text"

If this assign to keyboard shortcut, than unformatted text can be pasted by one click on keyboard, for example "Insert". And if this assign to toolbar, than unformatted text can be pasted by one click on mouse. And toolbar can leave floating.

> feature like in MS office where if you paste a portion of text a little icon is
> appearing
it is "smart tags". They can be installed into LibreOffice as additional program. But I never used them and do not know from where install.

> add the paste special function in the right click context menu in LibreOffice
This function used relatively rare. And if used, more fast press Ctrl-Shift-V than look for this function in context menu.
Comment 7 David Fischer 2015-08-22 05:27:19 UTC
When I right click in Writer "Paste Special > Unformatted Text" is an option for me. Looks like that at least partially meets the intent of this bug.

LibreOffice version: 5.0.0.5
OS: Linux Mint 17.2
Comment 8 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-05-19 20:31:23 UTC
(In reply to sasha.libreoffice from comment #6)
> it is "smart tags". They can be installed into LibreOffice as additional
> program. But I never used them and do not know from where install.

Smart tags[1] is about reformatting existing text, while the Paste Options button[2] is what is being suggested.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_tag_(Microsoft)
[2] https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Control-the-formatting-when-you-paste-text-20156A41-520E-48A6-8680-FB9CE15BF3D6