Bug 91620 - Add option to set "Paste as unformatted text" as default for Ctrl+V
Summary: Add option to set "Paste as unformatted text" as default for Ctrl+V
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: needsDevEval
: 91623 91624 91626 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2015-05-25 17:35 UTC by Arn Roatcap
Modified: 2016-11-18 10:52 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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2015-05-25 19:23 UTC, raal
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Why "Paste Unformatted Text" as default - end user selection option. (2.34 KB, text/plain)
2015-05-26 06:39 UTC, Arn Roatcap
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Description Arn Roatcap 2015-05-25 17:35:05 UTC
IN WRITET, PLEASE INCLUDE THE SIMPLE OPTION TO ALLOW THE DEFAULT PASTE TO BE UNFORMATTED TYPE TEXT. I use Writer to fill out forms for my business. The data is coming from PayPal (and other sources online). If you paste FORMATTED text, the font type, size, etc is changed in my templates when pasting. But it is too much trouble to select "paste special" every time I fill in another box in my forms.

THIS IS IMPORTANT. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION.
Comment 1 raal 2015-05-25 19:23:58 UTC
Created attachment 116032 [details]
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Hello,
already implemented:  Right click - paste special - unformatted text
Comment 2 Julien Nabet 2015-05-25 21:01:14 UTC
Raal: reading tdf#91623 and tdf#91624 (which are dups), we can't consider this one as WFM.
The reporter would like an option in Options so Ctrl-V default behaviour may be changed to "unformatted text".
Let's reopen this one and close the dups

Arn: 
I don't know if it's a good idea or not, we could ask to UI team if you want.
First, what about doing this?
- click Menu Tools/Customize
- Select Keyboard tab
- in bottom left panel (under "Category"), select "Edit"
- in bottom middle panel (under "Function"), select "Paste Unformatted Text"
=> in bottom right panel, you'll see the default shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Shit+V"

Now
- in top panel, select "Ctrl+V"
- click button Modify

Result: "Paste Unformatted Text" would be used with 2 shortcuts:
- the default one "Ctrl+Alt+Shit+V"
- the new one "Ctrl+V"

This customization has to be done once, not once per doc.
Comment 3 Julien Nabet 2015-05-25 21:01:25 UTC
*** Bug 91623 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Julien Nabet 2015-05-25 21:02:54 UTC
*** Bug 91624 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 raal 2015-05-26 04:45:10 UTC
*** Bug 91626 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Cor Nouws 2015-05-26 04:48:42 UTC
Hi Arn,

Writing in UPPERCASE is considered as shouting and seen as very impolite. Can you please stop doing that?

thanks,

I think that the change of the summary now best reflects your idea.
Cheers,
Cor
Comment 7 Arn Roatcap 2015-05-26 06:36:14 UTC
To Cor Nouws, Julian Nabet, raal, and anyone who cares to consider why I 
am asking for this "Paste Unformatted Text as default" option:

1) I am using 4.4.3.2. It does not seem to have the right-click pull down 
option of "Paste Special / Unformatted Text" - wish it did. (What am I 
missing on this?)

2) You all are missing the point. My business (and hundreds of others I 
bet) would like to use Writer forms (or template documents) into which 
they could paste data from various sources without altering the text 
formatting they already set up in their forms. When you paste formatted 
text into a Writer document it brings along the text formatting, of 
course, changing the formatting in the form! see? 

Although there are two ways see to paste unformatted text, those ways are 
cumbersome compared to allowing the end user to simply select a default 
pasting type as Formatted text or Unformatted text and get on with their 
work. It slows us down too much to have to do something additional every 
time we simply want to paste data into our Receipt Form - so we will not 
use Writer (but wish we could). Here we primarily paste data into our 
business forms - which we designed...

3) This is a simple but important option that needs to be offered as a 
user selectable option. When mainly writing reports or letters it seems 
like a person would select Paste Formatted Text. But if you are filling in 
forms with data copied from PayPal etc, you would want to paste 
Unformatted Text.

Surely I have explained all this thoroughly enough for you guys to get the 
picture pretty well by now. (See how they do it in WPS Office - a VERY 
slick competing Hong Kong bases Office suite, you know?)

Cor, it WOULD be SO useful to have a tool bar button which would allow one 
to toggle Paste Formatted/Unformatted Text. A very nice suggestion of 
yours!
(The guys over at Open Office SHOULD follow your lead on this...) Sorry 
about writing in upper case, earlier - was just trying to get your 
attention = seemed frustrated like you guys were missing the importance of 
this - at least as far as business uses went.

Thank you for your consideration and attention about this important 
feature (not really a bug). (There are some other bugs though).

Sincerely,  Arn Roatcap  CEO  Goldpoint Level Controls, Sunnyvale, 
California  (408) 737-3920
Comment 8 Arn Roatcap 2015-05-26 06:39:56 UTC
Created attachment 116036 [details]
Why "Paste Unformatted Text" as default - end user selection option.

To Cor Nouws, Julian Nabet, raal, and anyone who cares to consider why I 
am asking for this "Paste Unformatted Text as default" option:

1) I am using 4.4.3.2. It does not seem to have the right-click pull down 
option of "Paste Special / Unformatted Text" - wish it did. (What am I 
missing on this?)

2) You all are missing the point. My business (and hundreds of others I 
bet) would like to use Writer forms (or template documents) into which 
they could paste data from various sources without altering the text 
formatting they already set up in their forms. When you paste formatted 
text into a Writer document it brings along the text formatting, of 
course, changing the formatting in the form! see? 

Although there are two ways see to paste unformatted text, those ways are 
cumbersome compared to allowing the end user to simply select a default 
pasting type as Formatted text or Unformatted text and get on with their 
work. It slows us down too much to have to do something additional every 
time we simply want to paste data into our Receipt Form - so we will not 
use Writer (but wish we could). Here we primarily paste data into our 
business forms - which we designed...

3) This is a simple but important option that needs to be offered as a 
user selectable option. When mainly writing reports or letters it seems 
like a person would select Paste Formatted Text. But if you are filling in 
forms with data copied from PayPal etc, you would want to paste 
Unformatted Text.

Surely I have explained all this thoroughly enough for you guys to get the 
picture pretty well by now. (See how they do it in WPS Office - a VERY 
slick competing Hong Kong bases Office suite, you know?)

Cor, it WOULD be SO useful to have a tool bar button which would allow one 
to toggle Paste Formatted/Unformatted Text. A very nice suggestion of 
yours!
(The guys over at Open Office SHOULD follow your lead on this...) Sorry 
about writing in upper case, earlier - was just trying to get your 
attention = seemed frustrated like you guys were missing the importance of 
this - at least as far as business uses went.

Thank you for your consideration and attention about this important 
feature (not really a bug). (There are some other bugs though).

Sincerely,  Arn Roatcap  CEO  Goldpoint Level Controls, Sunnyvale, 
California  (408) 737-3920
Comment 9 raal 2015-05-26 07:39:09 UTC
(In reply to Arn Roatcap from comment #8)
> Created attachment 116036 [details]
> Why "Paste Unformatted Text" as default - end user selection option.
> 
> 
> 1) I am using 4.4.3.2. It does not seem to have the right-click pull down 
> option of "Paste Special / Unformatted Text" - wish it did. (What am I 
> missing on this?)
> 
Available in next version LO 5
Comment 10 Cor Nouws 2015-05-28 08:05:02 UTC
could possibly be an easy hack this
Comment 11 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:21:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)