When I select a whole column in Calc and copy it, LibreOffice crashes if I try to paste it as formated text (rtf) in Writer.
Crash means: LO does not respond anymore, the CPU goes to 100%, and the RAM fills up slowly for some minutes(on my computer from 300 MB to 1600 MB), then soffice.bin just disappears...
First I thought it just means, that LO is looking through all possible rows if there is some data somewhere, and that might take some time. I tried this with the newest version of LO (in German), with LO 3.6, and with OpenOffice 4.0.1 - same behaviour!
Steps to reproduce:
1. Start calc and enter just one number in the first field, e.g. just a single plain "1".
2. Select the whole column: click on the header so that the whole column is highlighted.
3. Go to Writer and try to paste the data as "formated text rtf"
Data is pasted as a new table.
Operating System: Windows XP
Version: 18.104.22.168 release
Same behaviour on Win7 computer.
Confirmed with version 22.214.171.124 under Debian 6 - change plateform, set as New - Sophie
The crash comes from a memory leak. Set the severity to CRITICAL according to https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/Bugzilla/Fields/Severity
Best regards. JBF
Just a note. When you try the same scenario with Excel and Word, Excel truncates the trailing empty cell range when pasting to Word *but* when you make the selection one cell short of the whole column (i.e. select the whole column then move the end of the selected range up one cell) and copy-n-paste it to Word, it hangs just like Calc does.
Perhaps Calc can also truncate the trailing empty range if the whole column(s) are selected.
Same problem with LO 126.96.36.199 Build ID: 420m0(Build:3) and Ubuntu 14.04.
But for me LO crashes with some cells selected (not an entire row).
First, I select some cells from calc with the contextual menu. Next I paste my selection in Writer => LO crashes.
I hope this bug will be corrected soon, it's very unconfortable.
changing the version back to 188.8.131.52 release.
The version indicates the first (earliest) version where the bug occurs.
Priority highest is reserved for MABs, please see: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/MAB on when a bug qualifies for that.
Thus keeping this on priority high.
On pc Debian x86-64 with 4.3.3 LO Debian package, I don't reproduce the crash.
However, I think indeed that the empty trail should be automatically removed from the selection.
Caolán McNamara committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
Resolves: fdo#75565 reduce block on pasting rtf like we do for html
It will be available in 4.5.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
We shrink the block for html paste already, so extended it for rtf too