I copied some text from a pdf document and tried to right click paste it into Writer. However there is no paste option in the context menu. I am using the French language version if that matters (paste is "coller" in French).
it works for me under Win8.1 with LO 126.96.36.199
are you sure it was not a protected PDF?
What was the PDF reader you used? What is your operating system?
Windows7 64 bit
Adobe Acrobat Reader 11.0.10
Note that CTRL-V works to paste the text, but the context menu has no paste opeion and the main menu (Edit->Paste) has it greyed out.
While on the topic of paste, is there any way to do a paste without the formatting? I always have to paste into Notepad then copy from there to lose the formatting. Would be nice to have the option :)
(In reply to 2460acc from comment #3)
> While on the topic of paste, is there any way to do a paste without the
> formatting? I always have to paste into Notepad then copy from there to lose
> the formatting. Would be nice to have the option :)
Use Google. Anyway, the option you look for is in the Paste Special dialog. Press Ctrl+Shift+V for quick access to it.
Hi, could you attach the .pdf you used so we can try to reproduce the problem. Thanks - Sophie
(In reply to sophie from comment #5)
> Hi, could you attach the .pdf you used so we can try to reproduce the
> problem. Thanks - Sophie
Status -> NEEDINFO
(please change the status back to UNCONFIRMED after you upload the test file. Thanks!)
Created attachment 111770 [details]
Example pdf file
Copy a line from the pdf and try to paste into LO. You can do it with CTRL-V but not the menus.
still not confirming
I can paste anything from that pdf into LibO 188.8.131.52
Created attachment 111835 [details]
Missing paste option in context menu - screenshot
I installed LO 184.108.40.206 and still have the same issue.
Just to confirm:
Win7 64 bit pro
Uploaded a screenshot of trying to paste with right click.
try resetting the user profile ( https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile )
I confirm the "paste" item exists in my LibO 220.127.116.11 under Win8.1 x64
I renamed my profile user-old and a new one was generated. Paste is still missing from the menus.
Thanks for your suggestion tho.
Have you tried a different pdf reader ?
Hi, tried with your pdf sample and was able to paste without problem from the contextual menu. I'm using a French version too. Sophie
Sounds like this has been a stickler to reproduce:
Summary -> (hard to repro)
(In reply to 2460acc from comment #9)
> Win7 64 bit pro
> LO 18.104.22.168 (or 22.214.171.124)
> Acrobat 11.0.10
And: French language localization
Tommy/Sophie: How close are our test setups to that configuration?
- Windows version:
- LO Version:
- PDF Viewer + version:
- French language?
Adobe Acrobat 11.0.1
Win 7 64-bit, LibO Version: 126.96.36.199
Build ID: a3603970151a6ae2596acd62b70112f4d376b99
Same problem here, but with 'copy source' inside the odt document itself (but also with source copy from pdf).
- Select some text
- Copy selection with Ctrl-C or menu Edit -> Copy
The only option to paste text is Ctrl-V, no context menu option 'paste' and 'paste' and 'paste special' options grayed out in menu.
If I quit LibO and reopen the same document, options and entry menu are back.
Win 8.1 pro
LibO 188.8.131.52 french
I'm unable to give an obvious / certain way to reproduce the problem. It occurs sometimes, but perhpas it's the same problem, and this copy / paste bug isn't linked to pdf copy source.
I just switched to LO 4.4 and the problem has gone away. So I guess this bug is obsolete. Thanks for all your work guys.
(In reply to 2460acc from comment #18)
> OP here.
> I just switched to LO 4.4 and the problem has gone away. So I guess this bug
> is obsolete. Thanks for all your work guys.
Sounds good -- thanks for your bug report!
Status -> RESOLVED WORKSFORME