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Bug 87449 - Copy from PDF - no paste option in context menu [Hard to reproduce]
Summary: Copy from PDF - no paste option in context menu [Hard to reproduce]
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.3.4.1 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2014-12-18 14:33 UTC by 2460acc
Modified: 2015-02-04 00:38 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Attachments
Example pdf file (58.48 KB, application/x-download)
2015-01-05 15:19 UTC, 2460acc
Details
Missing paste option in context menu - screenshot (283.28 KB, image/jpeg)
2015-01-06 09:10 UTC, 2460acc
Details

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Description 2460acc 2014-12-18 14:33:10 UTC
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).
Comment 1 tommy27 2014-12-18 22:15:50 UTC
it works for me under Win8.1 with LO 4.3.4.1

are you sure it was not a protected PDF?
Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme 2014-12-19 02:49:23 UTC
What was the PDF reader you used? What is your operating system?
Comment 3 2460acc 2014-12-19 08:33:36 UTC
Windows7 64 bit
Adobe Acrobat Reader 11.0.10
LO 4.3.4.1

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 :)
Comment 4 Adolfo Jayme 2014-12-19 13:42:41 UTC
(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.
Comment 5 sophie 2014-12-26 13:06:51 UTC
Hi, could you attach the .pdf you used so we can try to reproduce the problem. Thanks - Sophie
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-12-30 00:36:02 UTC
(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!)
Comment 7 2460acc 2015-01-05 15:19:37 UTC
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.
Comment 8 tommy27 2015-01-05 17:28:28 UTC
still not confirming
I can paste anything from that pdf into LibO 4.3.5.2
Comment 9 2460acc 2015-01-06 09:10:22 UTC
Created attachment 111835 [details]
Missing paste option in context menu - screenshot

I installed LO 4.3.5.2 and still have the same issue.

Just to confirm:

Win7 64 bit pro
LO 4.3.5.2
Acrobat 11.0.10

Uploaded a screenshot of trying to paste with right click.
Comment 10 tommy27 2015-01-06 10:10:47 UTC
try resetting the user profile ( https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile )

I confirm the "paste" item exists in my LibO 4.3.5.2 under Win8.1 x64
Comment 11 2460acc 2015-01-06 13:53:57 UTC
I renamed my profile user-old and a new one was generated. Paste is still missing from the menus.

Thanks for your suggestion tho.
Comment 12 tommy27 2015-01-06 14:44:23 UTC
Have you tried a different pdf reader ?
Comment 13 2460acc 2015-01-06 18:02:34 UTC
No.
Comment 14 sophie 2015-01-08 17:45:32 UTC
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
Comment 15 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-01-10 23:25:18 UTC
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 4.3.4.1  (or 4.3.5.2)
> 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?
Comment 16 Buovjaga 2015-01-16 12:11:49 UTC
No repro.

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.1
Win 7 64-bit, LibO Version: 4.4.0.2
Build ID: a3603970151a6ae2596acd62b70112f4d376b99
Comment 17 Nicolas R 2015-02-02 15:20:54 UTC
Hello,

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 4.3.5.2 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.
Comment 18 2460acc 2015-02-03 19:51:50 UTC
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.
Comment 19 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-02-04 00:38:38 UTC
(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