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I have a question, I tried to copy something via clipboard (ctrl+c, ctrl+v) from Paint.NET 2.72 to OpenOffice.org 2.1 Writer and it didn't work. Pasting the clipboard from Paint.NET to MS Office works.

Wy can't I copy something in Paint.NET via clipboard to OpenOffice.org 2.1 Writer?


I'm using WinXP Home SP2 (german) with Paint.NET 2.72 and OpenOffice.org 2.1 (german)

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Please read the rules...this is a necropost. Just make a new thread :-)


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Just to provide closure for this topic:

I would suggest to the OOo folks that they examine the way that Office 2007 and 2003 are copying stuff to the clipboard, and emulate it. Usually they copy the data in multiple formats to accomodate multiple expectations on the pasting side of things. For instance, if you open an XLS in Excel and have a graph, you can right click on it and select "Copy". This is then something that you can then paste into Paint.NET as a bitmap. For v3.08 I implemented a fix because pasting from 2003 wasn't working -- you can see the work in the SystemLayer.Clipboard class. I had to do some interop to grab an EMF format or something.

If a developer from OOo would like to talk to me about this directly, they can feel free to either PM me on this forum, or e-mail me (http://www.getpaint.net/contact.html for the e-mail address). If you don't have access to a copy of Office 2003 or 2007 then we can talk about that as well.

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