In reference to -
"o Paste plain text. If Thunderbird has a facility to paste unformatted
text only,"
I have always used - Ctrl + Shift + V (the Paste Shortcut) to paste into a
Thunderbird e mail
to paste as unformatted text.
This may clear part of the original users problem.

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:34 AM, Vince@Gmail <wa2rs...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/16/2016 10:41 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
>> At 12:24 16/10/2016 -0400, Vince Bonly wrote:
>>> I am attempting to paste a portion of a AOO 4.1.2 Calc sheet with
>>> Formulae displayed into Thunderbird 45.4.0 compose window on WIN10x64
>>> machine. My ISP is Verizon. Seems that I am not able to show the formulae,
>>> which is what I want to discuss, into the email compose window; only the
>>> results of the existing formulae can be pasted.
>> Two suggestions:
>> o Paste plain text. If Thunderbird has a facility to paste unformatted
>> text only, I think that should work. If not, consider staging the copy via
>> a plain text editor or even via an OpenOffice text (Writer) document, using
>> Paste Special and "Unformatted text" to paste there. Values will be
>> separated by tab characters, so you will need to set tabs to space your
>> columns out appropriately.
> I must look onto obtaining a better understanding of the Paste Special and
> the "Unformatted test" features...:-)
>> o Save the sheet as CSV (as has been suggested).
>> o Reopen the CSV file in Calc.
>> o In the Text Import window, select appropriate columns and change
>> "Column type" from Standard to Text.
>> o You now have a new spreadsheet with just the appearance of your
>> original one with formulae viewed.
>> o Copy and paste from that.
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