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#56775 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Can't copy table to Gutenberg WordPress table

Reported by: programmin's profile programmin Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 6.0.2
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


When I add a table to WordPress post, I cannot paste a table from Libreoffice Calc. It should be pasteable from other tables/spreadsheet programs?

Change History (3)

#1 @ironprogrammer
22 months ago

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Hi, @programmin, welcome to Trac, and thank you for the report!

To get eyes on this sooner, would you please file this report over in the Gutenberg editor issues tracker? It's located at

The form over there will ask for additional information regarding steps to reproduce this issue. This is really helpful as other contributors review this editor-related issue 🙌🏻.

You can paste a link of this ticket URL into the description over in GitHub so everyone knows it's being tracked.

FWIW, I don't have LibreOffice, but using macOS Numbers I can paste a table into the editor (into an empty block insertion point). If LibreOffice Calc copies HTML to the pasteboard, then it would seem a valid use case to support LibreOffice as well.

#2 @programmin
22 months ago

I can also paste in a table that way - if I don't insert a table block and then try to paste in it. I initially thought that would be how one would do it.

#3 @ironprogrammer
21 months ago

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  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Gotcha -- glad it's working, and thank you for the follow-up!

Yes, the Table block is for building the table directly in the editor, whereas the blank inserter is pretty smart and can accept HTML.

Based on your response, LibreOffice Calc tables could be considered as supported in the editor already, so there is no need to report upstream at this time. Closing ticket for now.

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