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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 118607] New: Default paste from external source should use current document font and capable of ignoring tables and frames
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2011 03:32:43 GMT

             Bug #: 118607
        Issue Type: DEFECT
           Summary: Default paste from external source should use current
                    document font and capable of ignoring tables and
    Classification: Application
           Product: Word processor
           Version: OOo 3.3
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: editing


  This is another biggie for usability. With so much of today's documents being
composed with information from various web based data sources, the default
copy/paste from external sources provides endless frustration when margins,
indents, frames and tables are pasted by default into OO. Currently OO 3.3 is
in far better shape than the LO code where the devs have really screwed to
pooch in this area.

  Firstly, the user needs finer grain control over copy/paste defaults. One of
the biggest problems when using documents from external sources is it screws up
document formatting. The big offenders are tables, frames and color-codes which
should NOT be copied into the OO document by default or the user should be
provided with clear config options to "Exclude paste of tables and frames from
external sources." The user should also have an easy override to allow the
paste of tables and frames when wanted (included in Paste Special

  The Paste Special dialog needs to have fine grain options (e.g. a HTML
behavior) in a sub-dialog with check boxes for (e.g. clicking edit or modify a
selection in the Paste Special dialog):

[ ] include tables and frames
[ ] include page colors
[ ] include indent profile
[ ] etc...

  You must also allow the user to save new "pre-set" configs that will be
available in the Paste Special dialog under the user supplied name after save
so this is preserved and the user doesn't have to reset it over and over again.

  AOO is in fairly good shape compared to the thrashing LO has taken here, but
a few simple improvements can really help document compilation in the 21st

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