Pasting Not Working in OpenOffice / LibreOffice


The following macro does not work on High Sierra when attempting to cut to a clipboard, modify it and paste from it in Open Office (latest version 4.1.8) or LibreOffice, while it does work in Chrome or TextEdit. Any idea what may be causing this issue ? Changing the trigger from one Hot Key to another or firing it thanks to the "Trigger Macro by Name" toolbar doesn't change anything.

Cut to Named Clipboard “Italics_HTML”
Pause for 1.5 Seconds
Set Named Clipboard “Italics_HTML_transformed” to Styled Text “%NamedClipboard%Italics_HTML%
Apply Style to Named Clipboard “Italics_HTML_transformed”
Pause for 1.5 Seconds
Insert Styled Text “%NamedClipboard%Italics_HTML_transformed%” by Pasting

With thanks,

Hey @Volpila,

It looks like LibreOffice has a private clipboard.

You can get around it by doing something like this.

LibreOffice ⇢ Process the Clipboard ⇢ Example 1.00.kmmacros (8.1 KB)

It's clunky, but it's pretty fast.

If you have further problems please post an actual macro with the simplest test case that illustrates the issue.

How to Post Your Macro to the Forum


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