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Bug 62672 - Default data type of the Paste function needs to be configurable
Summary: Default data type of the Paste function needs to be configurable
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
: 83997 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Paste-Special
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Reported: 2013-03-23 15:18 UTC by Sebastian
Modified: 2018-09-22 23:48 UTC (History)
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Description Sebastian 2013-03-23 15:18:39 UTC
When copying and pasting data from Calc into Writer, the default paste behaviour is to paste what seems like a Calc8 object. It would be really productive if the default order of paste special options would be configurable. It seems that the top option is what is used for normal/simple Paste. If one would be able to change the order of the list - the default Paste behaviour could be altered.

A little bit of background. I have some clients who make heavy use of copying and pasting from spreadsheets into text documents. The default behaviour of The Other Office suite is to paste spreadsheet data as a table when pasting into a text document. These clients make heavy use of this feature - enough to have to switch back The Other Office Suite as it was slowing down the workflow significantly as they needed to go through the Paste Special option every time in LibreOffice.
Comment 1 m.a.riosv 2013-03-23 18:43:41 UTC
Hi Sebastian,
a quick way is selecting clicking the arrow on the right of the paste icon.
Comment 2 Sebastian 2013-03-24 17:12:16 UTC
Thanks mariosv. I suppose clicking on the arrow next to the Paste button is quicker than going through the Edit menu. However, having to click on a button for paste operations is still too slow an option for power users.
Comment 3 m.a.riosv 2013-03-24 17:43:06 UTC
I think you can record a macro and assign it to a button and/or a shortcut.
Comment 4 m.a.riosv 2013-03-24 17:47:24 UTC
In any way, I thinks this is a request for enhancement.
Please change the importance status from normal to enhancement.
Comment 5 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-03-24 20:37:23 UTC
Set to enhancement.
Comment 6 Sebastian 2013-03-24 22:02:25 UTC
Thanks and sorry - I should have set it as enhancement from the beginning
Comment 7 dg1727 2014-02-09 12:41:12 UTC
I have updated the bug summary to try to reflect the submitter's intention more accurately, as indicated in comment 2 and comment 0.
Comment 8 ign_christian 2014-09-22 14:02:09 UTC
*** Bug 83997 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Thomas Lendo 2018-09-22 23:48:54 UTC
Adding keyword needsUXEval to discuss that request.