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Old 01-20-2004, 11:12 PM   #1
youssefe2k
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office tools


Hi all,

does anyone know how to copy a table from a web browser and post it into abiword, openoffice writer, and kword?
Using any web browser when i copy a table and paste it in kword and abiword i get unformatted text (just the text no table)
Using galeon web browser and pasting a table in openoffice writer i get the correct table
Using anything other than galeon and pasting a table in openoffice writer i get unformatted text
Has anyone had this kind of problem is there a way to paste the table using any web browser? into any word editor? Please help cuz if this cannot be solved i might need to switch to windows again

Thanx
 
Old 01-21-2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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Re: office tools

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Originally posted by youssefe2k
Has anyone had this kind of problem is there a way to paste the table using any web browser? into any word editor? Please help cuz if this cannot be solved i might need to switch to windows again
With how many different browsers and word-processors
does it work in winDOHs? :P

Basically the problem you experience is that HTML
is not the native language of the clip-board. I'd suggest
to switch to viewing HTML source and copy the thing
from there.


Cheers,
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Old 01-21-2004, 12:59 PM   #3
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so copying the actual html source like: <table> whatever </table> ?? i tried that with konqueror and openoffice writer and it still didnt work it just gave me the actual test: <table> whatever </table>. Im still new to linux so if u dont mind explaning this more

THanx alot
 
Old 01-21-2004, 01:53 PM   #4
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Well, you'd obviously have to put the

Code:
<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
    <your copied table goes here>
</body>
tags around the table definition to make it
valid HTML, but then, when saved with the
proper extension, you should be able to edit
it like a table with OO, or Mozilla's Composer.

And you haven't answered my question :P


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Old 01-21-2004, 02:29 PM   #5
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well msoffice is the best office utility and u can copy tables into it using netscape opera and ie ....

thanx alot for the help ........... there is no other way? which word program is best to use?

thanx again
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:01 PM   #6
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really so there is no other way to fix this the only thing is to keep using galeon with openoffice writer? i mean looking at the source of the page is ok if the only thing on the page is the table but what if its a big page? this is kinda dumb

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