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On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 11:28 PM, Brian Barker <>

At 16:59 16/04/2017 -0500, Brian Noname wrote:

Yes, but he enters the data from my invoice into his own systems. This
allows him to not have to key it all in, if he can copy and paste.

Aha! I think that is the first we've heard of that.

Actually, I've mentioned that several times. Perhaps not in these exact
terms. ;)

I can export it to PDF, and I have confirmed that I can copy and paste the
text, from the PDF, but it loses its spreadsheet layout. I don't know if
that will work for him. So he will be able to use it, but at a reduced
level of productivity.

If he needs the functionality of a spreadsheet - formulae and such, and
not just the data - then PDF will indeed not do.

He doesn't need the functionality of a spreadsheet. I could give him a tab
delimited file for all that matters. I don't do a lot of fancy stuff in my
invoices. I prefer to keep things as simple as possible. That's not always
possible, nor my natural inclination ( unfortunately).

I'll install a clean, newer Mint release on a spare partition of two, and
test a fresh Libreoffice in a fresh and clean install and see if this
problem goes away. Probably some old configuration setting that I kept in
an update, that I should have rejected, removed, or changed.

A simpler way may be just to delete or rename your LibreOffice user
profile (whilst LibreOffice is closed). That should have the same effect.

I'm not sure that would work. There is the system level configuration, and
also my individual level configuration. The error (probably my fault) in
the configuration could be in either one, since I am the administrator of
the system. I could try it on one of the other company computers, but the
system configuration would still be my doing, and the upgrades and upgraded
configurations also my doing, or worse that of my administrative assistant
(not exactly a computer geek).

I hope you won't see me as being unnecessarily critical if I say that part
of the problem here was that you did not declare some of the boundary
conditions to your problem in your earlier messages. It was not surprising
that people offered apparently useful suggestions that didn't satisfy you.
It helps other to help you best if you can give such detail up front.

Critical observations don't bother me. I've been on the other end of
support issues:
Client: "I've pressed the power button and nothing happens!  See!"
Me: "That's the mouse. This is the power button."

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