How do I copy and paste the text (not the formulas) from one Calc sheet to another in OpenOffice?

3 Answers 3

  1. Select the cells you want to copy, and use Ctrl-C to copy them.
  2. Select the cell where you want to copy the cells.
  3. Open the Edit->Paste Special menu.
  4. In the Selection section, ensure that the Paste All and Formulas options are not selected. Select all other options in that section.
  5. Click OK, and the cells will be copied without the formulas.
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    In current libreoffice: copy like normal, right click -> paste only -> number.
    – JonnyJD
    Jan 12, 2017 at 16:29

Didn't work for me but found that if I copied the result from a simple =EXACT etc formula, ie results were either TRUE or FALSE, and pasted it to Notepad, the results appeared as text and I could copy and paste them back to the worksheet.


In my case the accepted answer did not work, as it copied just the header of the column but no data.

What eventually worked out for me was:

  1. Select cells to copy
  2. Copy them (Either Ctrl+C or Right click -> Copy)
  3. Right click where you want to paste and select Paste Only -> Number

Note that if you select Paste Only -> Text you will get a similar result but with just the data that was text (and not numbers). Hope this helps someone.

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