Pasting into HTML message from Open Office doesn't work

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

defect
RESOLVED EXPIRED
16 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: fb, Assigned: sspitzer)

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Trunk
x86
Linux

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

Trying to paste a selection from Open Office (writer) 1.03 or 1.1RC2, into an
HTML Compose Mail window, does not work. Mozilla freezes for a number of seconds
and when it comes back nothing was pasted in. Seems okay to paste into a Text
Compose Mail window.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Open Office and a new Text Document
2. Open a document originally created with Microsoft Word
3. Select some text and do Edit->Copy
4. Open a HTML compose mail window
5. First problem, only Edit->Paste as Quotation shows up
6. Choose Edit->Paste as Quotation


Actual Results:  
Window will freeze, and when it comes back, nothing was pasted. If I start a new
Open Office text document (i.e. don't load a word doc) and enter some text, then
try the copy/paste, it seems to work okay. But loading a Word document to copy
from seems to always trigger this behavior


Expected Results:  
Text should be copied into the mail window at the current cursor position.

Comment 1

16 years ago
This does work on Windows (Win2k, OOO 1.0.2, Moz 1.4).

Unimportant remark:
But the text is pasted as quotation - as opposed to text copied from another
text editor. And the text itself is shifted down two lines, looks like this:
-------------begin paste-------------
>

This is a test.
-------------end paste---------------
But this is not the bug reported here and also occurs when pasted into MS Word,
so it is an OOO bug, mentioned here only for completeness.

Comment 2

16 years ago
with linux trunk 20030802, I see this bug but only if I try to copy/paste a lot
from OO.

dupe of "[Linux] Can't paste over 4000 bytes from another app into mozilla"

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 56219 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Reporter

Comment 3

16 years ago
I do not agree this is a dup of 56219. I am selecting a few words for
copy/paste, which I seriously doubt results in over 4000 bytes.

Another comment also implied this is really a bug with Open Office -- it may be,
but I am skeptical -- I can do the same copy paste operation into gedit, or a
shell window, etc. The problem only seems to happen with Mozilla. Note that I
get similar results when attempting to paste into a new composer page. 

Also note, that I believe this is a linux only (Not windows) problem.

Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---

Comment 4

16 years ago
rjf: please read my comment more carefully! I did not say that what you reported
is an OOO bug. I only said that it actually seems to be Linux-only because I do
not have this problem on Windows.

The OOO bug I mentioned was only the strange formatting of the pasted text which
also happens in other apps like Microsoft Word. I only mentioned it so others
who test this bug will not wonder what happens there.
I have not tested on Linux, maybe I'll get to it eventually. However, at least
Andrew does not experience the bug as you describe it on Linux.
You could try a clean install and new profile for testing to find the cause.

But as the problem only occurs with documents by MS Word, can you tell us more
about it? With which version was it created might be in "document info" or
something)? Does the problem only occur with this Word document or with every
one? (you find them in Google)
Does it matter which part of text you copy? When you save the file after
modifying, does this bug still happen?

Comment 5

16 years ago
On further investigation I was able to see the bug as described in comment 0,
but it is now working again.

Practically speaking, the only way to paste between two apps that works
consistently is middle-click.  That works for me consistently between OO and
Mozilla.
Product: MailNews → Core
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