Created attachment 124829 [details]
test.odt - example tables
If some cells (one vertically over another) are selected and copied, and then pasted into text somewhere, a new table is created containing the copied cells.
However, the width of the new table seems to always be the width of the *entire tabl* from which the cells were copied, not the width of the group of cells actually copied and pasted. This produces some strange results which are probably not intended.
Here's a suggestion: Make the new table have a width equal to the width of the copied cells only; or alternatively, the width of the text object into which the cells are pasted -- which, in the case of pasting into another cell, would be the width of the receiving cell. OTOH, auto-adjusting column widths could make this complicated. But pasting a table which is so wide that it hangs over the right margin can't be right.
A secondary problem is that text inside the copied cells is unpredictably lost or truncated when pasting into another cell (see screenshot).
STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
1. Load the attached test.odt
2. Select the two yellow cells at once; control-C to copy
3. Click once in the bottom cell; control-V to paste
4. Clice once in the "regular text not in a table" and Control-V.
5-8: Repeat 2-4 but with the blue table, which is narrower.
RESULTS: The pasted cells produce a new table which is the same width as the entire table from which the cells were copied (see screen shot).
EXPECTED RESULTS: The new table should be only as wide as the cells copied, or as wide as the object containing the text area being pasted into (for example, as wide as the receiving cell when pasting into text inside a cell).
Created attachment 124830 [details]
Screenshot showing anomolous results of paste
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