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I am copying the data in a Base table and pasting it into a Calc spreadsheet. This should just work, but I when I do it, each column from the table is spanning three columns in the spreadsheet.

I think it may have something to do with having Memo (longvarchar) fields in the table.

How can I stop this happening?

By the way, there are other format problems. Sometimes all data is formatted with strikethrough and underline, but I can sort that out by reformatting cells.

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On examining the spreadsheet further, only the first 35 data items span 3 columns each, taking up the first 105 spreadsheet columns from A to DA. Then from columns DB to DU there are a further 10 data items spanning 2 columns each. The other 81 data items are correctly allocated 1 column each, taking columns DV to GX. If correctly allocated the 126 data items take up columns A to DV. –  Tony Jul 29 '12 at 16:15

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I have logged a bug for this see this link

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