Bug 71888 - File-list paste parses as section headings
Summary: File-list paste parses as section headings
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2013-11-21 19:19 UTC by nduquett
Modified: 2015-04-01 14:52 UTC (History)
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Description nduquett 2013-11-21 19:19:00 UTC
Normal OSX behavior when one copies a set of icons in the finder and pastes into a text field is to insert a list of filenames separated by line breaks. Writer seems to parse the list as separated by section breaks. Observable behavior is that Writer opens a huge number of "Insert Section" dialog boxes and then crashes.
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-22 05:27:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Normal OSX behavior when one copies a set of icons in the finder 

What does "copies a set of icons" mean? Is this a reference to files?

> ... and pastes into a text field ...

Again, is this a reference to pasting into a Writer document, or into a form field within a Writer document?

> ... is to insert a list of filenames separated by line breaks.

If I use Paste Special... > Unformatted text > the result is a list of space-separated file names. Using plain Paste will paste the actual file (into a section) so perhaps this is what is being referred to?

Status set to NEEDINFO. Please set status back to UNCONFIRMED once the requested information is provided. Thanks.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 04:37:33 UTC
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Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:52:00 UTC
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