Bug 83102 - Paste Special - option for text retaining destination document formatting (merge formatting/paste without Font/Attribute)
Summary: Paste Special - option for text retaining destination document formatting (me...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Writer-Enhancements Paste-Special Formatting-Text-Diverse
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Reported: 2014-08-26 14:59 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2024-02-19 11:09 UTC (History)
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sample document with the 3 paste options (12.90 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2014-08-26 14:59 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-08-26 14:59:41 UTC
Created attachment 105287 [details]
sample document with the 3 paste options

While i was checking MS Word, i noticed that in addition to the standard paste and special paste text with no formatting option, they also had a special paste text with destination document formatting option that they labelled 'Merge Formatting'. With 'Merge Formatting', pasted text gets that text styling according to the location of where you are pasting it into the destination document, and retains direct formatting things like bold, italics, etc. as well as indentation, bullet/numbering points, etc.

I've included in the attachment a sample document showing the same text pasted with the 3 different options in ms word.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2014-08-27 12:37:44 UTC
Hi Jay,

Would make sense - sometimes. Nice enhancement.
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-08-27 23:44:27 UTC
Well i was checking out WordPerfect and they labelled this paste options as : Paste without Font/Attribute.
Comment 3 sdc.blanco 2020-01-27 08:06:58 UTC
Isn't this enhancement request a duplicate of bug #42638?  If so, then maybe the summary of bug 42638 can be improved.
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2020-09-04 20:56:35 UTC
Let we open this issue for the addition of such paste special function. Bug 42638 can be used for the "floating" menu idea.