I would like to copy every line and character from a file to Microsoft Word or another word processor. However, when I select all the text with nano text editor and paste it to LibreOffice Word, all the formatting is messed up, which makes the difficult to understand. Is there anyway I copy all the lines, or save or download the file in a way so that I could open it in a word processor with the formatting intact?

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    Try using a graphical text editor like Gedit to copy the text you want to paste in LibreOffice. Or Open LibreOffice and then use the File > Open dialogue to open the text file directly. – user68186 Aug 30 '18 at 17:20
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    Just right click on the file and choose open with other application and choose Libreoffice. No need to such between two apps. – Kulfy Aug 30 '18 at 17:24
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    Nano is not the right tool for that job. – mikewhatever Aug 30 '18 at 17:46

Why are you copying text around? Just open the file using libreoffice. From the command line:

libreoffice someFile

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  • So I typed the command for my file but the formatting was entirely messed up. imgur.com/a/KCQdOeV Is there anyway to rectify this? – thecep1 Aug 30 '18 at 17:28
  • what does the original text file look like? Can you make a simple text file with just some junk text from a lorem ipsum generator, then try that? – j-money Aug 30 '18 at 17:33
  • @NicholasProietti Looks like the original text is far wider (more columns) than fit on a standard A4 (or Letter or whatever format) sheet. – PerlDuck Aug 30 '18 at 17:36
  • Do you know another word processor that could format the orginal text well, or if I could change the settings in LibreOffice for this? – thecep1 Aug 30 '18 at 17:41
  • you should take the advice that everyone is giving to you – j-money Sep 3 '18 at 22:26

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