Bug 99318 - Cannot paste file name from OS’s “Save As” dialog to Calc’s “Rename Sheet” dialog
Summary: Cannot paste file name from OS’s “Save As” dialog to Calc’s “Rename Sheet” di...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Paste Sheet
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Reported: 2016-04-15 11:07 UTC by Gérald Maruccia
Modified: 2022-05-14 03:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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screenshot jpg to locate the two dialog boxes (868.56 KB, image/jpeg)
2016-04-16 11:45 UTC, Gérald Maruccia

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Description Gérald Maruccia 2016-04-15 11:07:08 UTC
Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 LO Build ID locale fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8)

To name a sheet in Calc I double click on the tab of that sheet at the bottom of the screen.

I like to have the name of my calc file in that tab.

So when I «save as» my calc file, I also copy the name of the file using ctrl+c or select + right-click + copy

Then I go back to the tab sheet but I can't paste there :
- Ctrl+v does nothing
- right-click paste has no effect
- calc hangs on / freezes a few seconds before i can do something else

I can copy-paste the content of a cell into tab sheet.

So the workaround is to first paste into a cell then paste from that cell to tab sheet.

But why can't I copy-paste from «save as» dialog box to tab sheet ?
Comment 1 m.a.riosv 2016-04-15 23:42:26 UTC
Hi @Gérald Maruccia,

there are characters not allowed for sheet names.

Find the information here:

Comment 2 Gérald Maruccia 2016-04-16 11:24:24 UTC
Hello thanx for your answer mario but what you suggest has nothing to do with my "problem".

I only use plain letters and figures, no spaces, no special characters a.s.o.

I can't paste in tab-sheet what I've copied from the « save as » dialog box.
Comment 3 Gérald Maruccia 2016-04-16 11:45:54 UTC
Created attachment 124387 [details]
screenshot jpg to locate the two dialog boxes

Left is « save as » where I want to copy from

Right is « tab sheet » where i want to paste into what I've copied from « save as »

I can paste into a cell what I've just copied from « save as » but I can't paste it into « tab sheet » straightaway.
Comment 4 Gérald Maruccia 2016-04-16 14:40:44 UTC
I already had this behavior in 4.1 branch of LO.
Comment 5 Gérald Maruccia 2016-04-16 19:03:57 UTC
mmm sorry for that mistake :

[ I can paste into a cell what I've just copied from « save as » ]

In fact no I can not paste into a cell what I've just copied from « save as » !

It makes calc freezes a short moment (turns grey) and nothing is pasted.

I can paste it though to text-editor, to a web-browser, gimp…

Same behavior with writer : unable to paste what's just been copied into « save as »
Comment 6 raal 2016-04-17 14:58:13 UTC
I can confirm with Version:
Build ID: 0f27cc992a99568e46ffe807ef9dbb5ba0bc601f
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.2; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-04-12_23:40:16
and LO #3.5
Comment 7 raal 2016-04-17 15:00:41 UTC
I can not copy text to cell and no hangs/freeze occurs.
Comment 8 m.a.riosv 2016-04-18 08:33:28 UTC
Hi @Gérald, sorry for my misunderstanding.

Looks an only Linux issue, I can't reproduce with:
Version: (x64)
Build ID: d3bf12ecb743fc0d20e0be0c58ca359301eb705f
CPU Threads: 1; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: GL;

Works fine for me using system or LibreOffice Open/Save dialogs.
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:24:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 15:00:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 lol 2020-05-12 12:00:34 UTC
I tested it in

Build-ID: 1:6.1.5-3+deb10u5
CPU-Threads: 2; BS: Linux 4.19; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: gtk3; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded


Version: (x64)
Build-ID: 747b5d0ebf89f41c860ec2a39efd7cb15b54f2d8
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: win; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: threaded

and it works for both. I could copy the name of the file into the Tab Rename Dialog.
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2022-05-14 03:42:01 UTC
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