Bug 60189 - EDITING: Copy from Microsoft Excel copies all styles across (should filter out)
Summary: EDITING: Copy from Microsoft Excel copies all styles across (should filter out)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-02 15:10 UTC by john.pratt
Modified: 2015-03-15 16:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Excel document causing the problem (24.14 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet)
2013-02-02 15:10 UTC, john.pratt

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Description john.pratt 2013-02-02 15:10:07 UTC
Created attachment 74092 [details]
Excel document causing the problem

Problem description: when copying cells from some microsoft excel files using excel all styles are copied across, even though they appear to be unused in the selected cells

Steps to reproduce:
1. copy cells in Microsoft Excel from attached document (e.g. cell A1)
2. paste into a new libreoffice document

Current behavior: cell is pasted, but a large number of styles are also copied from excel

Expected behavior: the cell is pasted and only relevant styles (probably none in this case) are copied across

Workaround: open excel file in libreoffice then copy across

Workaround2: copy from excel to a new libreoffice document, then copy from there to the real document

Additional problem: if you make the mistake of doing this you can unpaste using CTRL+Z, but you cannot remove the styles without deleting each one individually.

Tested using and Version (Build ID: 28b7359e00fec9fd3bfab3c9105cf250c4320a2)
TinderBox: Win-x86@6, Branch:master, Time: 2013-02-02_00:14:06
Operating System: Windows XP
Version: release
Comment 1 Florian Reisinger 2013-04-21 15:13:57 UTC
I can confirm that with Version (Build ID: a67943cd4d125208f4ea7fa29439551825cfb39) @Win7 x64
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Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-03-15 16:38:16 UTC
From the first workaround I understand that the problem is in the copy operation in MS-Excel. Then why incriminate LibreOffice ?

Closing as NotOurBug. Please, feel free to reopen if you disagree.

Best regards. JBF