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Cells with longer text are misleading copy&paste #5925

AMBudnik opened this issue Mar 27, 2019 · 3 comments


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commented Mar 27, 2019


Cells with longer text that are copied from Excel or Google Sheets are misleading copy&paste so me miss the empty cells after paste.

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  1. Type The following data into Excel of Google Sheets (B is empty)

  2. Select those 4 cells and paste then into Handsontable

The empty cell is skipped and you get 3 cells only


Your environment

  • Handsontable version: 7.0.0
  • Browser Name and version: Chrome 73
  • Operating System: Windows 10

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commented Mar 28, 2019

Present since v6.1.0. What is interesting, Excel considers overlapped cells as a colspan

 <tr height=21 style='height:16.0pt'>
  <td height=21 colspan=2 width=174 style='height:16.0pt;mso-ignore:colspan;width:130pt'>A very long content</td>
  <td align=right width=87 style='width:65pt'>123</td>
  <td align=right width=87 style='width:65pt'>456</td>

with mso-ignore: colspan in inline styles.
Support for merged cells in CopyPaste should resolve this issue.


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commented May 20, 2019

Adding "word-wrap" option to excel cells will temporary fix this bug, or making sure that no text is overlapping into another cell. While not ideal, it will at least resolve the issue temporarily until this bug is fixed in a newer version of Handsontable.


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commented Jun 12, 2019

Thank you for fixing @swistach !
Working version form 7.1.0

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