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Windows 7: Copy/Paste Problem in LibeOffice Writer

29 Aug 2017   #41
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Okay i can get it to work using this extension:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/aoo...mirror=vorboss

It adds a button in LO toolbar. Copy selection from webpage (highlight then Ctrl+C)

Click the button to paste.

Alernatively check options shown when pressing [Ctrl+shift+V]

Here's what I get when pasting the webpage:
Attachment 400553
There is a caveat. I had to use Palemoon to browse and copy from. I also tried Opera (old presto version) and MS Edge but images and formatting were horrible.

Install the plugin via Tools > Extension Manager and browse to the .odt file. Correction. It's an .oxt file:

Attachment 400556
Attachment 400554
Apologies but using Windows 10 now so not tested on Windows 7.
I must be losing my muckin' farbles. I swear I replied to this but it vanished (or I was dreaming?).

Back to the ranch topic... This looks promising! As I have mentioned before, I looking to replace Windows with Linux by the time Win 7 reaches EOL. To cut down on the urgency off learning all new programs as well as a new OS once I make the switch (being old with learning disabilities isn't going to help), I'm trying to find replacement programs that have Windows and Linux versions so I can learn how to use them at my leisure instead of having to do so "all of a big sudden".

I'm already there with replacing Adobe Acrobat Standard (besides me refusing to have anything to do with cloud and subscription based programs, Adobe doesn't have Linux versions of their products). I'm now using PDF Studio Pro 12 (not a freebie, btw, but less expensive than Acrobat) and have removed al traces of Adobe from my system with the exception of Shockwave Player (still needed to watch YouTube videos, afik).

I'm now learning how to use LibreOffice (LO) and have actually replaced the Word icon in my Quick Launch menu yesterday with LibreOffice's (I won't uninstall MS Office for a while yet, just in case). So far, the only actual problems I've had with LibreOffice have been cosmetic or learning a new workflow, all of which are minor annoyances that I'll get over fairly quickly. Many things about LO I'm finding I like better than MS Office (good grief, like Yoda I sound now ). Even the copy/paste issue is mostly just increasing the amount of time it takes me to copy/paste an image rich web article (usually tutorials for later reference). I'm currently using LO pretty much all the time instead of MS Orifice, including laboriously working around the copy/paste issue by special pasting in unformatted text, then manually restoring formatting and inserting hyperlinks and images one at a time. The results are actually better than what I get in Word (mostly due to eliminating conflicting styles or styles that cripple ideal reformatting) but it is tedious.

FireFox is the most popular browser in Linux and most distros include it but I do not like it because of its piddle poor handling of cookies. Almost every website feels it needs to put a cookie on my computer, even if all I'll ever do is lurk there. I realize most cookies are not bad and some are even necessary but I feel it's my cotton pickin' computer so I should be the one who determines what gets put on it or not. In IE 11 (hey, I like it; so sue me ), I have IE 11 set to block all third party cookies and prompt me on all others. Firefox does not give me that option.

I cannot remember if I actually tried Palemoon (like I did Firefox) or merely decided against it because it is a derivative of Firefox with fewer features. I recently put Opera at the top of my "to try" list because of its alleged ability to handle cookies the way I want and its free VPN however, I haven't got around to trying it yet.

Going back to Palemoon, I'm not feeling especially adventuresome after the recent nonsense I've been dealing with (plus health is less than stellar) so let me hit you (and hopefully not hurt you) with a question before trying Palemoon and/or Opera. Does Palemoon handle cookies the way I want?


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29 Aug 2017   #42
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I didn't mean to suggest that you use palemoon as your default browser. I just use it on occasion as it does some stuff that other browsers don't do.

RE: Opera. I won't use the chrome version and stick to presto (v12)

I just tried the paste from web extension in Libre Office with a few browsers and the only one that workd was Palemoon but maybe IE might also work. I didn't test it.

RE: Palemoon - cookies.

See:
Copy/Paste Problem in LibeOffice Writer-options.jpg
I use the portable version with these add ons as I prefer to clear everything after each session.
Self-Destructing Cookies
It can be configured per site.
Cookies can be kept. Additionally they can be cleared when closing a tab or when closing the browser.

ClickClean | Add-on for Firefox

This one doesn't have options to keep certain cookies. It's all or nothing.


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29 Aug 2017   #43
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Well I didn't mean to suggest that you use palemoon as your default browser. I just use it on occasion as it does some stuff that other browsers don't do.

RE: Opera. I won't use the chrome version and stick to presto (v12)

I just tried the paste from web extension in Libre Office with a few browsers and the only one that workd was Palemoon but maybe IE might also work. I didn't test it.

RE: Palemoon - cookies.

See:
Attachment 400572
I use the portable version with these add ons as I prefer to clear everything after each session.
Self-Destructing Cookies
It can be configured per site.
Cookies can be kept. Additionally they can be cleared when closing a tab or when closing the browser.

ClickClean | Add-on for Firefox

This one doesn't have options to keep certain cookies. It's all or nothing.
Thanks for the clarification, Chris! Since you haven't tried it with IE yet, I'll go ahead and download and install the OL extension to see what happens once I finish making a new image (Macrium Reflect is running right now).

I didn't think you meant I needed to use Palemoon as a replacement browser that can also run in Linux but I'm looking for one anyway and would prefer to have only one anyway. Hence, my questions (I'm a fussy old bi... broad).
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29 Aug 2017   #44
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I tried it with IE 11 and it didn't even come close to working. Oh well. I'll have to see later if it will work with another browser.
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29 Aug 2017   #45
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay I tried IE and got the same results as you. It didn't work. I might try a few other browsers that I haven't got on my system as yet.

Next I tried Airfox v1.9 and I get this result. Document attached. There's a reson why I use Airfox 1.9 instead of the latest version but the reason cannot be discussed here due to forum rules. Let's just say that the cache location was moved in the latest version resulting in a loss of functionality.
Untitled 1.doc
It only worked using this setting:
Copy/Paste Problem in LibeOffice Writer-airfox-1.9-libreoffice-writer.png
In Palemoon all settings in the above screenshot were unchecked and it worked.

It seems that results depend upon how the browser handles embedded image copying.


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29 Aug 2017   #46
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Airfox for Linux:

h**p://airfox.sourceforge.net/linux/

Airfox 1.9 for windows:

h**ps://sourceforge.net/projects/airfox/files/Airfox_1_9/

It's possible that although it works in Windows - results could be different in Linux.
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29 Aug 2017   #47
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Airfox for Linux:

h**p://airfox.sourceforge.net/linux/

Airfox 1.9 for windows:

h**ps://sourceforge.net/projects/airfox/files/Airfox_1_9/

It's possible that although it works in Windows - results could be different in Linux.
Thanks again! I understand that results can be different in Linux than In Windoze. That's true of almost any multiplatform program, though. One can hope, though.
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29 Aug 2017   #48
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Okay I tried IE and got the same results as you. It didn't work. I might try a few other browsers that I haven't got on my system as yet.

Next I tried Airfox v1.9 and I get this result. Document attached. There's a reson why I use Airfox 1.9 instead of the latest version but the reason cannot be discussed here due to forum rules. Let's just say that the cache location was moved in the latest version resulting in a loss of functionality.
Attachment 400580
It only worked using this setting:
Attachment 400581
In Palemoon all settings in the above screenshot were unchecked and it worked.

It seems that results depend upon how the browser handles embedded image copying.
Ok, I tried cleaning up the formatting that file in both Word and in LO and was able to do so without any problems. This also looks promising.
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29 Aug 2017   #49
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sigh! I just tried Opera and it appears the later versions are no better at cookie handling than Firefox. The webpage I read that shows how to set up cookie settings showed screenshots for an earlier version that were completely different from what Opera is now and the available settings are now more limited.

I swear if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
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30 Aug 2017   #50
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: Opera. Personally I will not use the new version. I use the old one with the old dragonfly web inspector built in. Portable version is here: Opera@USB : download your free version of mobile Opera:

It's not being kept updated though. Also it doesn't help with your copy/ paste problem.
Copy/Paste Problem in LibeOffice Writer-opera.jpg


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