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From Art Scheel <>
Subject Re: Copy/Pasting dates from HTML table to Calc formats wrong
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:56:38 GMT
For clarification, I am using AOO 3.4.0.  Sorry, I'm just used to typing
OOo.  I don't use that browser, so I can't test to see if that's the
issue.  That most definitely seems to be a bug within the browsers, though.

As far as pasting and on way to cease autocorrections/autoedits of the
incoming data, is this intentional, do you know?

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Dan <> wrote:

>      I copied the table directly to Calc. I had no problems doing this.
> [AOO 3.4.0 Debian 64 bit, Seamonkey 2.11] It might be the browser, or it
> might be the version of OOo, AOO. I don't have OOo running on my computer
> so I could check earlier versions. For what it is not worth, I was able to
> copy the table using LO 3.4.6 as well.
> --Dan
> Art Scheel wrote:
>> What browser did you copy from?  FF and Chrome don't handle it properly
>> when you use 'paste special' -> 'unformatted'
>> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Mike Scott <>**
>> wrote:
>>  On 26/07/12 15:56, Art Scheel wrote:
>>>  I am not trying to concatenate the data.  I just want the date in the
>>>> first
>>>> column left alone and the year in the second to also be left alone.
>>>> Also, I was wrong on the input data.  The date is not MM/DD format, it's
>>>> spelled out, ie: Dec. 04  as in 12/04 (no year given still).
>>>> The input data is a wikipedia table and the formatting changes because
>>>> of
>>>> a
>>>> <div style=> tag.
>>>> My real issue, and I'm not 100% on this, is that OOo does not offer an
>>>> option to just paste the data sans formatting.  The data I am copying is
>>> Edit | Paste Special.
>>>   the table here:
>>>> <http://en.wikipedia.**org/wiki/List_of_rampage_**killers:_Americas<>
>>>> >
>>> I've just quickly tried that. It asks for a separator character, and I
>>> said 'tab', which gives a somewhat odd entry layout; but the dates look
>>> correct :-)
>>> (I'm using OOo 3.2/ubuntu 10.04)
>>> --
>>> Mike Scott
>>> Harlow, Essex, England
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