This is probably a defect or bug but I don't have to get another account to ask a question so here goes.
I have a Windows 7 32-bit machine connected to a Debian Linux 64-bit server; when I copy and paste plane text between the two everything works fine. When I try to copy formatted text from the Windows 7 machine to the Debian machine it does nothing. Copying from Open Office on the Debian machine to Word 2007 on the Windows machine will generate plane text (which is fine) but copying from OO on Linux to OO on Windows brings up a "requested clipboard format is not available" message; this can be worked around by choosing Edit>Paste Special plane text.
The main problem is Copying from Outlook or Word on Windows does not offer anything that I can paste in OO, gedit or tomboy on Debian. I am not worried about preserving formatting most of the time, all I need is plane text transfer between both machines to always be available.
Is there a setting that I need to modify somewhere to help with this? Is there a defect already raised to track this problem?
I am running Synergy 1.4.2 on both machines.