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
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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