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arie_h
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:43 am    Post subject: Copy text from web-page Reply with quote

Hi all,

When copying text from a web-page into a Writer document, it always ends up within a frame/table.Until now I did not find a way to avoid this.
Can someone please help me out on this?

winXP - msie & mozilla 1.4 - OOo 1.1.0


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears that if I copy text, I get text. If I copy text in a table, I get text in a table. If you have text in a table and want just plain text, try Edit > Paste Special > Unformated Text.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John,

Thanks for pointing me to the Edit > Paste Special > Unformated Text command, I didnŽt notice it before
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To keep the style and lay-out of the selected text, IŽll have to paste it as RTF. Then it works perfectly.

The only thing that still disturbs me (discussed by others in another topic) is when I copy and paste a table that exceeds one page.

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arie
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The only thing that still disturbs me (discussed by others in another topic) is when I copy and paste a table that exceeds one page.

I'd like to try something. Would you point me to a web page with such a table?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2003 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John,

It happened when I was ctrl+c & ctrl+v this table http://www.ifia-federation.org/guidelines/chpt5.htm#annex1.
But when I tried the same with this anexes http://www.ifia-federation.org/guidelines/chpt4.htm#annexes, I did not have any problems besides the fact that the tables were aligned to the left instead of centered.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2003 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I did not have any problems besides the fact that the tables were aligned to the left instead of centered.

Click into the table then right click, choose Table and the Table tab. Alignment is set on the right.

This table is less than a page. Now I'm going to get the other one.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2003 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John,

The link should direct you to the annexes on that page, but it seems that (my) Mozilla does not accept this link as it opens at the top of the page. Sad
The table in the annex of chapter 5 did give the problem as described

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2003 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with OO and the long table is that one or more of its ROWS are longer than the length of your paper. In OO you can't split a row across pages.

If you just need to see (not print) what's in this go the the top, insert your cursor in the page instead of the table and then Format > Page > Page tab to a length of 22 inches.

If your desparate to print this then highlight the entire table and set the font size to 8. If you reduce the top and bottom page margins to 1/2 or 1/4 inches you can probably use a larger font size.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another option, is to insert a new row below the cell that exceeds the page-length. Then copy (ctrl+X and ctrl+C) the 'invisible' parts of the cell to the new row/cell until the 'bottom' of the cell becomes visible.

It involves a bit of extra work, but until now I did not find a better way to do this.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I 'used' to use Word, I could import a web page and then use the Script Editor to remove the <table......> entries.

This removed the tables, but left the pictures, graphics, etc.

How can I do this in OO?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beemerbob wrote:
When I 'used' to use Word, I could import a web page and then use the Script Editor to remove the <table......> entries.

This removed the tables, but left the pictures, graphics, etc.

How can I do this in OO?


YaHoo, found the answer. Loaded the web page as a HTML document and then edited it with the Tools, Text <-> table menu selection.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:44 am    Post subject: Probelm with Copy Web Page into Open Office writer Reply with quote

Hi ,


I am facing Prob with copy data from web page into OpenOffice Writer

when we paste into open office writer its not showing same format and Images Also Not Displaying
when i am trying to copy whole Text of web page , paste in Office Writer its displaying in a single page.


if know any information regarding this please reply me
thx
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there any way to keep the formatted text (bold, italics etc) and get rid of all the table and text boundaries?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: Probelm with Copy Web Page into Open Office writer Reply with quote

vravikarani wrote:
Hi ,


I am facing Prob with copy data from web page into OpenOffice Writer

when we paste into open office writer its not showing same format and Images Also Not Displaying
when i am trying to copy whole Text of web page , paste in Office Writer its displaying in a single page.


if know any information regarding this please reply me
thx


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Win XP SP2

It works for displaying images in Firefox3 but using IE7 does not download the images - only leaves frames with broken links.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have problem to open documents that create from open office writer by MS word.
Anybody has this experience and know how to fix it easy.
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