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Hi Tim

That's it, you got it, what I (and all of my customers using LO) are experiencing.

And this behaviour happens whether posting from the web or locally from the hard drive. What I find strange, is that if there is already a laid out document (locally), or a web page with text and pictures, they will cut/copy and paste correctly and lay out in the new document. LO seems to preserve (within reason for the different formats) the format of a previously created document.

This seems to only happen when one is creating a "new" document with text, and one wants to paste in images of any sort. And as I iterated in my post, if you choose too many images, it seems to stall and sometime crash LO Writer, I think because they are being stacked on top of each other, it causes a resource overflow (my opinion of what I think is happening).



On 26/07/2013 02:51 AM, Tim Lloyd wrote:
Hi Andrew,

I just had a look at the writer issue. Keeping it simple I downloaded 2 images from the web into my downloads folder.

I opened a new writer document, went to my file browser and selected both images (FWIW a jpg & a gif). When I pasted into writer the 2nd image was pasted on top of the first. Is that what you see? I expected to see the images separated in some way.


On 07/25/2013 06:13 PM, Andrew Brown wrote:
Hi Tim

Ok, at least I have a comrade with the same observation and non function. Yes I am aware of the cell right click, but I suppose force of continuous habit on my behalf in using this in the input line, and a family raised from school level on MSO, as well as my wife very proficient in MSO, all pointed this out to me. So I find it not sufficient to leave it out, as I said it works in other versions of spreadsheet programs, so why not LO.

Have you tried the Writer issue I have, with pasting multiple images into it, try it. Another program non-feature/problem that needs to be fixed.

Thanks for the feedback.

Andrew Brown

On 25/07/2013 09:50 AM, Tim Lloyd wrote:
Hi Andrew,

I agree regarding the calc issue. I tried this on under Fedora and portable under Windows. Neither allow you to right click on the input line. As you noted, CTRL-C works. So, I cranked up LO3.6.2.2 under XP. Same.

The only thing I noticed is that you can right click on the cell itself. No need to go up to the input line. I wonder if this is deemed to be sufficient.


On 07/24/2013 06:26 PM, Andrew Brown wrote:
Hi Everyone

Well this is now my turn to ask for some help, and to see if any of you have or are experiencing these issues. This applies to both my Windows version, and Ubuntu Raring versions of LO, so a common occurrence. And it has persisted since I migrated over to LO. Your responses will assist me before I send this as a bug report, missing feature.

In Calc, I cannot copy and paste any data content out of the input line at the top i.e. right click the mouse and copy using the now non existent drop down menu. This goes for an existing spreadsheet or creating a new one. In the past, not sure if it was early versions of LO Calc, or OOo Calc, but I could do this, no problems. I copy from a lot of pricelists and other similiar type spreadsheets, and paste into order sheets or directly into emails for my business, and I find now the only workaround is to highlight the content and Ctrl c to copy it, or using the menu "Edit". This needs to be looked at and added as a feature, or returned as a feature. MS Office Excel has always allowed this as well.

This next one is in Writer, and many of my clients have this issue as well, and I feel this is a major failure or feature exclusion. Writer cannot handle the copy and paste of multiple image files, such as photos etc, and then automatically space them one below the other. Many of my clients are in the field as motor vehicle assessors and take multiple pictures of vehicle repairs (up to about twenty per vehicle), process them to reduce their physical size, then paste them into a word processor and compile into a PDF before emailing to the insurance houses. MS Office can do this and has always done this with no issues whatsoever, but LO Writer simply dumps the images one on top of the other, with a lot of unnecessary work to have to drag and place each image in order below the previous one. And this is not consistent, sometimes Writer fails with a lot of photos (noticeably more than five). This lack of feature is now forcing many of my customers to return to MSO, and I feel it needs to be addressed and fixed.


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