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I have had a similar problem, but it's different enough that I doubt 
that they are the same.

I use a Bible program called Xiphos Bible Guide on Linux Mint 18, with 
LO 6.0.3.

Like you, I typically use Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V for copy and paste. I often 
copy and paste Bible verses from the Bible program to LO. I once found 
that, with the first copy and paste using keyboard shortcuts, everything 
went fine, but with the second copy/paste attempt, I would get Bible 
verse "A" rather than Bible verse "B" (using your nomenclature).

What I concluded was that the Bible program wasn't using Ctrl-C with 
successive copy operations. After the first copy with Ctrl-C, and for 
later text copying, I would have to right-click on the selected text and 
mouse-click on "Edit" > "Copy" to get the second copied text to the 

This behavior was consistent no matter what program I was copying to, so 
I concluded that there was nothing wrong with LO.


On 05/14/2018 06:44 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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