# Paste Special

Inserts the contents of the clipboard into the current file in a format that you can specify.

**When in Writer:** Choose **Edit - Paste Special**

**When in Calc:** Choose **Edit - Paste Special**

**When in Impress:** Choose **Edit - Paste Special**

**When in Draw:** Choose **Edit - Paste Special**

## Contents

### Source

Displays the source of the clipboard contents.

### Selection

Select a format for the clipboard contents that you want to paste.

**When in Writer:** When you paste HTML data into a text document, you can choose "HTML format" or "HTML format without comments". The second choice is the default; it pastes all HTML data, but no comments.

**When in Calc:** Paste Special

**When in Calc:** This dialog appears in Calc if the clipboard contains spreadsheet cells.

**When in Calc:** Selection

**When in Calc:** Select a format for the clipboard contents that you want to paste.

**When in Calc:** Paste all

**When in Calc:** Pastes all cell contents, comments, formats, and objects into the current document.

**When in Calc:** Text

**When in Calc:** Inserts cells containing text.

**When in Calc:** Numbers

**When in Calc:** Inserts cells containing numbers.

**When in Calc:** Date & Time

**When in Calc:** Inserts cells containing date and time values.

**When in Calc:** Formulas

**When in Calc:** Inserts cells containing formulae.

**When in Calc:** Comments

**When in Calc:** Inserts comments that are attached to cells. If you want to add the comments to the existing cell content, select the "Add" operation.

**When in Calc:** Formats

**When in Calc:** Inserts cell format attributes.

**When in Calc:** Objects

**When in Calc:** Inserts objects contained within the selected cell range. These can be OLE objects, chart objects, or drawing objects.

**When in Calc:** Operations

**When in Calc:** Select the operation to apply when you paste cells into your sheet.

**When in Calc:** None

**When in Calc:** Does not apply an operation when you insert the cell range from the clipboard. The contents of the clipboard will replace existing cell contents.

**When in Calc:** Add

**When in Calc:** Adds the values in the clipboard cells to the values in the target cells. Also, if the clipboard only contains comments, adds the comments to the target cells.

**When in Calc:** Subtract

**When in Calc:** Subtracts the values in the clipboard cells from the values in the target cells.

**When in Calc:** Multiply

**When in Calc:** Multiplies the values in the clipboard cells with the values in the target cells.

**When in Calc:** Divide

**When in Calc:** Divides the values in the target cells by the values in the clipboard cells.

**When in Calc:** Options

**When in Calc:** Sets the paste options for the clipboard contents.

**When in Calc:** Skip empty cells

**When in Calc:** Empty cells from the clipboard do not replace target cells. If you use this option in conjunction with the **Multiply** or the **Divide** operation, the operation is not applied to the target cell of an empty cell in the clipboard.

**When in Calc:**

**When in Calc:** Transpose

**When in Calc:** The rows of the range in the clipboard are pasted to become columns of the output range. The columns of the range in the clipboard are pasted to become rows.

**When in Calc:** Link

**When in Calc:** Inserts the cell range as a link, so that changes made to the cells in the source file are updated in the target file. To ensure that changes made to empty cells in the source file are updated in the target file, ensure that the **Insert All** option is also selected.

**When in Calc:** You can also link sheets within the same spreadsheet. When you link to other files, a DDE link is automatically created. A DDE link is inserted as a matrix formula and can only be modified as a whole.

**When in Calc:** Shift Cells

**When in Calc:** Set the shift options for the target cells when the clipboard content is inserted.

**When in Calc:** Don't shift

**When in Calc:** Inserted cells replace the target cells.

**When in Calc:** Down

**When in Calc:** Target cells are shifted downward when you insert cells from the clipboard.

**When in Calc:** Right

**When in Calc:** Target cells are shifted to the right when you insert cells from the clipboard.