I'm experiencing a change in behavior. Is it a bug or by design?
1) Open a new Text Document in Writer
2) Insert a new Table (Ctrl+F12) with 1 row and 1 column
3) Type some text into the cell
4) Select the entire cell, not just the text within the cell, and Copy the cell (Ctrl+C)
5) Move the cursor anywhere within the cell except for the first position and Paste (Ctrl+V)
In Writer 126.96.36.199-5.fc21, the paste from step 5 would completely replace the contents of the cell
with the contents from the clipboard.
In Writer 188.8.131.52-4.fc22, the paste from step 5 pastes another nested cell within the first cell. I
prefer the behavior from Writer 4.3, although I don't know whether the new behavior in Writer 4.4
is by design.
Note that Writer 4.4 behaves like Writer 4.3 (i.e. the paste from step 5 completely replaces the
contents of the cell with the contents of the clipboard) if you move the cursor to the first
position within the cell before pasting. This is a reasonable workaround, although it could slow me
Another workaround is to copy the text within the cell rather than copying the entire cell and then
highlighting the entire cell before pasting. Again, this is a reasonable, though somewhat slower
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