Writer/Paste and Match Style Specification
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- 2 Writer
- 2.1 Abstract
- 2.2 i-Team Members (The specification owner is part of the i-Team)
- 2.3 Document Change History
- 2.4 Motivation
- 2.5 User Scenarios
- 2.6 Goals
- 2.7 Requirements and Dependencies
- 2.8 Competitive Analyses
- 2.9 Detailed Specification
- 2.10 Future Tasks
- 2.11 Notes
- 2.12 References
THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT VALID ANYMORE - IT IS STORED ONLY FOR ARCHIVAL REASONS
|Document - ID||Specification Owner||Last Change||Status|
|Applies to||sw, officecfg|
The Paste and Match Style command and associated keyboard shortcut (CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-V on Windows/Linux, Cmd-Option-Shift-V on Mac) makes it possible to use the styling of OpenOffice.org documents more efficiently and in powerfully consistent way.
The greatest advantage is that no matter where the copied content originated from (web page, another office program, ...) the styling of the document being worked on is maintained by using the styling of the target document also in the pasted content.
i-Team Members (The specification owner is part of the i-Team)
|User Experience||Mox Soinifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Quality Assurance||<Name + Initials>|
|Documentation||<Name + Initials>|
Document Change History
|1.1||updated dimming/functionality definition||mox||2009-03-31|
While it is technically possible to achieve a similar functionality via "Paste Special -> Unformatted text", it is highly cumbersome and hard to discover. "Unformatted text" does not truly express what a powerful tool it can be.
User copies text from a web page and pastes it to the document he works on. Styling Just Works. No additional work needed.
Make powerful pasting functionality understandable to users. Make it efficient to use pasting so that target document style consistent through-out the document.
Requirements and Dependencies
Menu item "Paste and Match Style" under "Paste" menu item in "Edit" menu Shortcut key: CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-V on Windows/Linux, Cmd-Option-Shift-V on Mac
Apple's iWork has this functionality and it's extremely useful and efficient for those interested in high quality documents.
See also requirements.
Menu item "Paste and Match Style" in "Edit" menu
- Below "Paste" menu item
- Above "Paste Special" menu item (if it exists)
Shortcut key: CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-V on Windows/Linux, Cmd-Option-Shift-V on Mac
Initial implementation relies fully on the functionality provided by the existing "unformatted text" functionality (i.e. SOT_FORMAT_STRING paste type). However, in the future this functionality could be improved beyond the simple unformatting of the source content.
|Menu item||Paste and Match Style||Einsetzen und Stil anpassen||Coller et appliquer le style||Pegar con el mismo estilo|
Menu item is dimmed if this kind of pasting is not possible. Same rules as with the OOo 3.1 command: Edit -> Paste Special -> Unformatted text.
In the future this functionality could be improved beyond the simple unformatting of the source content.
None at this time.