Bug 95741 - Import values into a table by clipboard
Summary: Import values into a table by clipboard
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 143138
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Paste Writer-Tables-Enhancements
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Reported: 2015-11-11 09:52 UTC by jens116
Modified: 2022-03-18 09:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Example (14.00 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-11-11 09:52 UTC, jens116

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Description jens116 2015-11-11 09:52:09 UTC
Created attachment 120475 [details]

In OO/LO there was never a possibility to import data-values create by a different program into a LO-writer-table by clipboard. For me that's a big bug, because other office-programs like MS-word have no problems with this functionality.

Every day I use template-documents with large text and some tables. Then I create data by an mathematical program that have to be imported into the tables of the template. - And I use MS-Office to do that, because LO can't do it without workarounds.

Of course I know the workarounds, but I hate them and I will never use them. Is it an ideological problem or why is this problem never solved?

I think the principle is clear: For example I have 4 values, separated by a tab-character or an different separator (you can ask for that) and for example cr/lf for row change (may differ is no problem) in my clipboard. Now I go to my table and mark 4 cells. Last I click 'paste'. Ready!
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2015-11-11 16:56:42 UTC
Some would argue that this duplicates bug 37223 -- "Target for paste cells from column in Calc into TABLE will be single cell instead of column" and dupes, but specific issue here is handling paste of columnar or row data from the OS/DE clipboard filling cells in a Writer table.  Handling both formatted and unformatted text insertion into table cells.

Any solution to this would probably also address the more troubling issue of tdf#37223, or vice-versa.
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2016-11-23 18:31:49 UTC
*** Bug 104127 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2022-03-18 09:50:12 UTC
Using the more recent ticket as duplicate because of the more profound discussion.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 143138 ***