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I just did exactly what you described, using a document in a text editor
and LO on a Mac, and the copy-paste from the text editor to LO
worked perfectly. The second text selected was the text pasted the second
time. I can only conclude that there is something wrong with your personal

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 6:44 AM, Thomas Blasejewicz <> wrote:

On 2018/05/12 2:11, Brian Barker wrote:

At 20:04 10/05/2018 +0900, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:

Problem: Select a text portion in one application -> move to Writer ->
Ctrl+V (paste).

Sorry, most likely my explanation was not good enough.
So, I will try it again. My home computer is now on 6.0.4 - which did NOT
improve things.
(if anything, the apparent lack of scaling capability for the interface
font makes work only harder)

Use any piece of text: let's use A = help / B = rescue
* Suppose now I have a text editor open and select "A" on the editor
screen and press Ctrl+C (or use the mouse to achieve the same thing)
* switch to Writer
* press Ctrl+V (or use the mouse to achieve the same thing)
* I get "A"
So far so good.
* Next I select a different word, like B and perform the same procedure.
* Having done this a trillion times on "countless" computers using equally
"countless" different applications ->
* I DO expect to get "B" in Writer.
* However, Writer insists on copying "A". It does not matter how many
times I repeat the procedure.
* This morning it even continued to insist in copying "A" instead of "B"
AFTER I shut Writer down and reopened it.
* When I use the "Ctrl+C" + "Ctrl+V" routine to copy either "A" or "B"
into software OTHER than Libreoffice, it works as expected.

I am definitely NOT a computer expert, but I believe I can perform a "copy
and paste" action.
In particular when I do this deliberately and with great care.
One might argue, that "A" is still on the (Windows) clipboard.
But if that were true, copying it to other applications should also give
me an "A", but I actually get the requested "B".

For that reason I cannot help but assume, that there is something strange
going on in Writer.
While working in Writer I use Calc in parallel to create a list of term
and their translations.
Copying either A or B from other applications into Cals DOES NOT give me
this grief. (at least not yet)
This is a recent event and I don't thing I have had this problem with the
computer in my little clinic.
Even though this may not be any sort of "fatal error", it is nonetheless
very annoying during work.

Is this explanation a little better?

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