> Nothing fancy actually.
Nice that you didn't have to explicitely code this, a great reminder of the
degree that we all stand on the shoulders of giants.
On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:27 AM, Jaap Karssenberg <
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 5:58 AM, Paul Evans <gem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Monday, August 18, 2014 20:24:17 hans...@gmail.com wrote:
>> > I imagine Jaap's using a pre-existing gtk or python lib to do the
>> > render-clipboard-table-as-bitmap, but if he coded it from scratch I
>> > wouldn't be too flabbergasted, such a fine piece of work is Zim. . .
>> I really was just at the point of sending that email when yours came in
>> and I did not know about that feature at all, even though I've been using
>> zim for years now. Thank you very much for posting. I always mean to play
>> with zim, but never have the time these days -- I just use it to death :-)
>> Now I'm curious just how that feature is implemented.
> Nothing fancy actually. Copy-paste in general is a negotiation between two
> programs. Zim simply tells the other program that it is able to handle text
> and images, the program you pasting from then replies with what it can do.
> In this case Libre-calc and Excel themselves are able to render pictures
> and support pasting as picture. So zim just gets image content directly.
> As for rendering tables. Yes, there is a long standing feature request.
> The new "embedded objects" code in the latest release will allow to built a
> simple version quite easily - e.g. just rows and columns - but full
> support with table spans etc. is still some more work.
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