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[Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Mon May 17, 2021 6:23 pm

I have open office version 4.1.9. sweden and my pc is a chromebook.
Im trying to copy and paste text between two open office documents but it wont paste. i only get a message that says [önskad urklippsformat inte tillgänglig]
 Edit: English translation: desired clipboard format not available
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I can paste the text anywhere else.
I tried other solutions but it wont work. I don't know if my document is read-only but i dont think so, because i can writ in it normally.

i don't know if this is related but the problem began when i had to do a dokument with alot of URLs.

UPDATE: I tried updating to the newest version but it didn't work
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents.

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon May 17, 2021 9:46 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

If you paste in another application (text editor) and then copy that again (from the text editor) and paste in AOO, does it work?
Several topics about this issue but no clear root cause AFAIK. A clipboard manager may be the problem.
I would say that it occurs less with LibreOffice but it does happen sometimes.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents.

Postby TrappedDean » Tue May 18, 2021 10:27 am

Hagar Delest wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum!

If you paste in another application (text editor) and then copy that again (from the text editor) and paste in AOO, does it work?
Several topics about this issue but no clear root cause AFAIK. A clipboard manager may be the problem.
I would say that it occurs less with LibreOffice but it does happen sometimes.


it did work but it got really weird. This is what happened.

Sociala medier är en plats där civila och företag lägger ut information om sig själva.
De mest populära sociala medier är [facebook], [twitter], [instagram], [youtube].
Men det finns många fler sidor och de blir bara fler allt eftersom tiden går.

Its too bad because i really like open office. and i need it for my homework. and would i rather not use words.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents.

Postby robleyd » Tue May 18, 2021 10:49 am

Translated into English by Google, that looks reasonably normal. What were you expecting?

 Edit: google translation looks like

Social media is a place where civilians and companies post information about themselves.
The most popular social media are [facebook], [twitter], [instagram], [youtube].
But there are many more pages and they just get more as time goes on. 
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents.

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue May 18, 2021 11:09 am

Have you tried to Paste special? Unformatted text should be the most robust.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents.

Postby Villeroy » Tue May 18, 2021 11:28 am

Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents.

Postby TrappedDean » Tue May 18, 2021 12:22 pm

robleyd wrote:Translated into English by Google, that looks reasonably normal. What were you expecting?

 Edit: google translation looks like

Social media is a place where civilians and companies post information about themselves.
The most popular social media are [facebook], [twitter], [instagram], [youtube].
But there are many more pages and they just get more as time goes on. 


Well i need it in Swedish. And it wont write the letters å,Å,ä,Ä,ö,Ö.
but thank you for taking the time to help me.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents.

Postby TrappedDean » Tue May 18, 2021 12:25 pm

Hagar Delest wrote:Have you tried to Paste special? Unformatted text should be the most robust.


I did but i get the same result. where i get the message that its in undesired format.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue May 18, 2021 12:28 pm

Can you upload a sample file so that we test (see How to attach a document here)?
Just to see if it works better in LibreOffice.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Tue May 18, 2021 12:32 pm

Hagar Delest wrote:Can you upload a sample file so that we test (see How to attach a document here)?
Just to see if it works better in LibreOffice.


Sample file of what? my homework or the open office i downloaded? sorry if my lack of understanding is annoying.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby Villeroy » Tue May 18, 2021 12:39 pm

By the way: your signature indicates that you are using Linux. Why don't you use the pre-installed LibreOffice? LibreOffice is the new OpenOffice. https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/li ... penoffice/
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Tue May 18, 2021 12:46 pm

Villeroy wrote:By the way: your signature indicates that you are using Linux. Why don't you use the pre-installed LibreOffice? LibreOffice is the new OpenOffice. https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/li ... penoffice/


I will try this if i cant solve this today.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby Villeroy » Tue May 18, 2021 12:49 pm

LO is the same program that OO could be if it had not lost most of its developers. Linux desktop distributions come with a pre-installed LO but not OO because it is impossible to cooperate with a project that has almost died several years ago.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue May 18, 2021 4:01 pm

TrappedDean wrote:Sample file of what? my homework or the open office i downloaded?

Just a page with the string that you can't paste. We will try with another version of AOO/LO.
+1 for LibreOffice. I suggested that we try first to avoid you replacing AOO by LO with no change.
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Re: I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Thu May 20, 2021 10:48 am

Hagar Delest wrote:
TrappedDean wrote:Sample file of what? my homework or the open office i downloaded?

Just a page with the string that you can't paste. We will try with another version of AOO/LO.
+1 for LibreOffice. I suggested that we try first to avoid you replacing AOO by LO with no change.


i have already changed to libre office and it working, though there some weird things going on. how to i edit the post to [solved]?
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu May 20, 2021 11:50 am

You have to add [Solved] at the beginning of the title in your first post (top of the topic) with the *EDIT button. I've done it for you.

Don't hesitate to create a new topic if you find weirds things in LO, both codes are still very similar.
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Thu May 20, 2021 12:13 pm

Hagar Delest wrote:You have to add [Solved] at the beginning of the title in your first post (top of the topic) with the *EDIT button. I've done it for you.

Don't hesitate to create a new topic if you find weirds things in LO, both codes are still very similar.


can i send a screenshot to you? im not sure if its a problem or not.
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby robleyd » Thu May 20, 2021 12:23 pm

Please add the screen capture here - that way anyone can contribute advice.
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Thu May 20, 2021 12:30 pm

maybe its just me but i think the font is a bit weird.
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby RoryOF » Thu May 20, 2021 12:48 pm

If you don't like the font, which is Liberation Serif, simply change it. Your document, your computer, you using it - you are in control.

This document will be helpful for those starting to use OpenOffice or LibreOffice

Writer for students (several languages)

PDF at
http://openoffice-uni.org
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu May 20, 2021 2:24 pm

Personally, I've changed the icon theme (to Elementary) and reduced the size to get a look closer to what I was used to.
But there is clearly a problem with the font used for the UI in your case. The Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View panel may be worth playing with (Graphics Output).
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Fri May 21, 2021 12:36 pm

Hagar Delest wrote:Personally, I've changed the icon theme (to Elementary) and reduced the size to get a look closer to what I was used to.
But there is clearly a problem with the font used for the UI in your case. The Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View panel may be worth playing with (Graphics Output).


I did what you suggested but it changed nothing. i tried using a different font but it looked the same.
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Fri May 21, 2021 12:41 pm

RoryOF wrote:If you don't like the font, which is Liberation Serif, simply change it. Your document, your computer, you using it - you are in control.

This document will be helpful for those starting to use OpenOffice or LibreOffice

Writer for students (several languages)

PDF at
http://openoffice-uni.org


Is there a one for excel too?
and thank you this is really helpful
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby RoryOF » Fri May 21, 2021 12:46 pm

I can't answer specifically about Calc, which is OpenOffice's spreadsheet application. While Calc and Excel have similar functionality for most non complex purposes, there are differences; I believe any "Introduction to Excel" or "Spreadsheets for Beginners" type book of the past 30 years will cover much of what a beginner needs to know, with minor adjustments, such as use of ";" in place of ",".

Because Calc and Excel are based on different underlying code, Excel Macros will not easily transfer to Calc.
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Fri May 21, 2021 12:58 pm

RoryOF wrote:I can't answer specifically about Calc, which is OpenOffice's spreadsheet application. While Calc and Excel have similar functionality for most non complex purposes, there are differences; I believe any "Introduction to Excel" or "Spreadsheets for Beginners" type book of the past 30 years will cover much of what a beginner needs to know, with minor adjustments, such as use of ";" in place of ",".

Because Calc and Excel are based on different underlying code, Excel Macros will not easily transfer to Calc.


Okey thank you for your help.
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby RoryOF » Fri May 21, 2021 1:16 pm

A quick search found this, specifically for Calc.
http://www.pitt.edu/~poole/libreofficeTutorials/libreofficeLesson4.pdf

Other chapters in the same work (not investigated) might be of use for the remaining applications of OpenOffice.
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Re: [Solved] I can't copy and paste between two documents

Postby TrappedDean » Fri May 21, 2021 1:36 pm

RoryOF wrote:A quick search found this, specifically for Calc.
http://www.pitt.edu/~poole/libreofficeTutorials/libreofficeLesson4.pdf

Other chapters in the same work (not investigated) might be of use for the remaining applications of OpenOffice.


i looked at it and it seems to be useful. thank you , you're amazing.
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