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Old 06-18-2015, 05:18 AM   #1
Steve W
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Libreoffice Writer: delete DDE link?


While trying to paste some text content from one document into another document in Writer 3.0, I have accidentally Pasted a DDE link to the content instead of the plain text. Now, I can't Undo or Delete this DDE'd content. It tells me the content is read-only and no modifications will be accepted. Even if I select some paragraphs either side of the DDE material, it still won't do it. All other paragraphs can be edited fine, just nothing in this DDE content.

How can I delete this DDE link? Is this actually a bug in LibreOffice Writer, and once inserted, there is no way to Undo or Delete a DDE link?

Is the only way to copy-and-paste all the other material into a new document, and start again?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Steve
 
Old 06-18-2015, 05:37 AM   #2
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Ah - just discovered a way. I had to go "Edit/Links..." then select the Link in the list provided, then click "Break Link". That allowed me to select and delete the content.

Oh well, at least if anyone else is having this problem they can now see a possible solution.
 
  


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