[Solved] Copy/paste little grey blocks

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[Solved] Copy/paste little grey blocks

Postby dasupa » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:39 pm

Hi,

I've been copying and pasting texts from an online site to my open office writer for quite a while now. But I bought a new laptop and now when I copy/paste anything, little grey blocks pop up on the left side of the page at the beginning of each sentence. I even tried pasting it first into Word, then transferring it to Open Office, but still the same result. Is there any way I can copy/paste without dealing with these little grey blocks?

Thanks,

David
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Re: copy/paste little grey blocks

Postby RoryOF » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:45 pm

/Edit /Paste Special : as unformatted text
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Re: copy/paste little grey blocks

Postby dasupa » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:49 pm

Thanks RoryOF!
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Re: [Solved] Copy/paste little grey blocks

Postby acknak » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:58 pm

The little gray blocks are (most likely) non-breaking spaces. OOo Writer displays them with a gray background to distinguish them from regular spaces. They do not print like that; try File > Page Preview or click-off edit mode to see a clean view.
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Re: [Solved] Copy/paste little grey blocks

Postby rhythmfish » Wed May 30, 2018 7:59 am

In the view menu you can turn off Field Shadings (shortcut Ctl + F8).
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