Paste Special Icon on Tool Bar in Open Office
(This blog was written for versions of OpenOffice up to Version 3.4.0)
When pasting data into an Open Office document (Writer, Calc etc) the data may be in a different format to what is required. (For example the copy may contain a link to a site but in the new position it may not need to be displayed as a link)
Options available from Edit drop down are -
- Paste or
- Paste Special.
Open Office Paste command assumes you want to keep the characteristics of the copied text in the new place.
Paste Special opens a Paste Special window which gives selections such as Open Office Writer, Formatted test (RFT) HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), Bitmap, GDI Metafile etc depending on where the copy came from. Select one of these and click OK.
Alternatively there is an icon on the task bar for the Paste command. There is a down arrow on the right of this icon. Clicking on this arrow will give the Paste Special options the same as if the route > Edit > Paste Special was taken. A click on the format required will paste that format to the new place.
This allows the user to use the icon drop down in preference to going to > Edit > Paste Special which brings up a Paste Special Window from which to select the format required and then clicking on OK.