Bug 91655 - Copy and paste from writer to DreamWeaver gives extra characters.
Summary: Copy and paste from writer to DreamWeaver gives extra characters.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Paste
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Reported: 2015-05-26 23:57 UTC by Walter Moore
Modified: 2018-06-17 15:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Zipped original .doc and html as pasted from LibreOffice and Word 2003 (3.13 KB, application/zip)
2015-05-26 23:57 UTC, Walter Moore

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Description Walter Moore 2015-05-26 23:57:57 UTC
Created attachment 116068 [details]
Zipped original .doc and html as pasted from LibreOffice and Word 2003

Copy and paste to Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 gives extra characters at the top of the page.  Fails with Windows Vista, 7 and 10.

Also loses spaces at the beginning of lines used for formatting poems.

Word 2003, 2007 and OpenOffice work correctly.
Comment 1 Walter Moore 2015-05-29 00:14:21 UTC
Further testing found that multiple spaces are removed.  Only one space is copied between words.
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2015-06-08 14:51:09 UTC
The extra characters are style information.
I don't have Dreamweaver, so can't test.
Comment 3 Walter Moore 2015-06-16 01:58:31 UTC
You can download a 30 day trial of Dreamweaver CC from Adobe. Also, Dreamweaver CS6 is available:


Not sure if this is a trial version or not.  I think it is.  If so, you can use it without a serial number for 30 days.

I learned I can pass multiple spaces to Dreamweaver by using "required spaces". When I copy multiple required spaces from Dreamweaver to LibreOffice they are all lost but one.

Thank You,
Walter Moore
Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2018-06-17 15:15:41 UTC
My tests without Dreamweaver using LibreOffice 6.0.4:
1/ open the text document in .doc format in the attachment
2/ select all
3/ copy using Ctrl+C
4/ open a new empty text document
5/ paste special (Maj+Ctrl+V), then choose HTML
6/ save the new document as HTML file
7/ open it in Firefox and compare with the html from the attachment opened in Firefox too

It's clear that the html from the attachment is faulty and that LibreOffice 6.0.4 produces an html that is not. At least Firefox renders it the same way it renders the html produced by MS-Word 2003.

So for me, the problem has been fixed in a recent release. So closing as WorksForMe because the fix can't be related to a known commit.
Feel free to reopen if you disagree.

Best regards. JBF