Messing around with LibreOffice Calc

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Fri Jun 26 15:54:53 EDT 2015

On 26/06/15 22:50, Richmond wrote:
> So: I set up a stack containing a table field "ACCESS" and created a 
> spreadsheet file
> in LibreOffice Calc.
> 1. I opened the spreadsheet in LibreOffice Calc, selected the 
> populated fields
> and then hit a button on my stack that contains the following script:
> on mouseUp
>    set the text of fld "ACCESS" to the clipboardData
> end mouseUp
> and NOTHING happened.
> 2. I opened the same spreadsheet in Gnumeric, selected the populated 
> fields
> and then hit the button on my stack:
> and the cells of the table field populated "properly".
> Now, at the risk of seeming incredibly stupid (!!!!) I wonder why data
> copied from a Gnumeric file works, while data copied from a 
> LibreOffice Calc
> does not???
> Of course, were I a real 'trooper' I'd install every possible 
> spreadsheet software
> on my Linux box and do the same sort of thing . . . .
> Richmond.

Further to this: I found I can copy-paste interchangeably:

I can select and copy in a LibreOffice Calc file and post everything 
successfully into a Gnumeric spreadsheet,
and the other way round.

So what is LiveCode objecting to with data from LibreOffice?


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