Bug 74212 - VIEWING: Ghost letters appearing after pasting from a web-page
Summary: VIEWING: Ghost letters appearing after pasting from a web-page
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: 2014-01-30 08:33 UTC by yuzejya
Modified: 2015-05-06 14:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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a scrscreenshot of some red garbage text that does not apper in the cells, loading takes ages (82.91 KB, image/png)
2014-01-30 08:33 UTC, yuzejya

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Description yuzejya 2014-01-30 08:33:34 UTC
Created attachment 93040 [details]
a scrscreenshot of some red garbage text that does not apper in the cells, loading takes ages

Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. That step is a though one, because I do not know, how the issue started. I probably copied some entries from my online-banking web-page (commerzbank.com) and pasted them into my Calc sheet.
2. ....
3. ....

Current behavior:
So, I see some ghost letters (XML?), when opening my sheet, see attachment. They disappear after some time. But overall my sheet is loading way too slowly than other spreadsheets. It is loading slowly, although it is only data and a single plot to display.

Expected behavior:

I would like to get rid of the unnecessarily contain in my sheet. Sometimes I can recognize a "http://..." string in the red-letter-chaos, but that is nothing to be awaited among the text in the cells.

I tried to export to MS Excel, but the red contain is export too (no red text, only grey items). Converting the XLSX back to ODS does not remove the garbage.
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 raal 2014-09-02 21:25:57 UTC

Thank you for filing the bug. Please send us a sample document, as this makes it easier for us to verify the bug. 
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO', so please do change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once you have attached a document.
(Please note that the attachment will be public, remove any sensitive information before attaching it.)
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:47:49 UTC
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Comment 3 yuzejya 2015-04-01 19:06:13 UTC
I'm sorry, I couldn't edit the file and remove the sensitive information.
Comment 4 raal 2015-04-07 17:55:10 UTC
we need reproducible testcase to confirm a bug. Please try to prepare such. Calc is probably slow because communicate with website. Thank you
You can also try actual version of LO 4.4.2, https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-05-06 14:22:17 UTC
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