Lyrics and poetry problem

Computer issues and app recommendations
Joe Baxter
Posts: 129
Joined: 06 Sep 2017, 10:22

Lyrics and poetry problem

Postby Joe Baxter » 12 Feb 2018, 14:17

I've started learning a bunch of songs for a new project. Normally I copy from a lyrics source and paste them into an Open Office Document where I can edit it so I can follow it. As of last week, when I'm pasting to O.O. the lyrics are no longer reproduces in separate lines. They should be like this:
"Jumping Jack Flash"

I was born in a crossfire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain

But it's all right now, in fact it's a gas
But it's all right
I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas, gas, gas

I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag
I was schooled with a strap right across my back

But it's all right now, in fact it's a gas
But it's all right
I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas, gas, gas

Now, the lyrics are pasted and look like prose:
D D/C# Bm Bm/AI knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you[G] [A]In worn out shoes[D] [D/C#] [Bm] [Bm/A] Silver hair, ragged shirt and baggy pants
[G] [A]That old soft shoe[G] [D] [F#] [Bm] [Bm/A]He jumped so high, hejumped so high.[E7][A]Then he lightly touched down.


This is happening on my PC and on my laptop. I've tried uninstalling Open Office, then installing the latest version, it's still happening.
Does anyone have any idea of what's happened?
Thanks in advance,
Joe.

User avatar
Charlie O.
Posts: 38650
Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 19:53
Location: In-A-Badda-La-Wadda, bay-beh

Re: Lyrics and poetry problem

Postby Charlie O. » 12 Feb 2018, 16:17

Any software that would turn "Jumpin' Jack Flash" into "Mr. Bojangles" is obviously possessed of a malevolent spirit. If Malwarebytes doesn't help, consult a priest.

But seriously... I'm no expert but I suspect it might be something to do with the way the text is formatted on the page you're copying from, rather than anything to do with Open Office. Have you tried it with other lyrics sites? For that matter, just try copying the "JJF" lyrics you posted above and pasting them into your Open Office document and see if the same thing happens.
Image

Joe Baxter
Posts: 129
Joined: 06 Sep 2017, 10:22

Re: Lyrics and poetry problem

Postby Joe Baxter » 13 Feb 2018, 12:15

I'll try that thanks.

Joe Baxter
Posts: 129
Joined: 06 Sep 2017, 10:22

Re: Lyrics and poetry problem

Postby Joe Baxter » 13 Feb 2018, 12:19

"JJF" lyrics you posted above and pasting them into your Open Office document and see if the same thing happens.

That works thanks, it must be the lyrics site. Thanks muchly,
Joe.

User avatar
Charlie O.
Posts: 38650
Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 19:53
Location: In-A-Badda-La-Wadda, bay-beh

Re: Lyrics and poetry problem

Postby Charlie O. » 13 Feb 2018, 15:13

De nada - glad it worked.
Image