[SOLVED] Hyperlinks in Writer (.odt) document inactive

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[SOLVED] Hyperlinks in Writer (.odt) document inactive

Postby kingfisher » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:16 am

Hello. I have searched here and in Tutorials as well as the application help but nothing is found with +hyperlink +inactive.

I use Writer infrequently. I have no trouble with hyperlinks in Calc. However, in a document in Writer, all hyperlinks appear to be inactive. I say that because there is no indication (such as a change in the mouse pointer) to indicate otherwise and clicking or double-clicking on the link does NOT launch the linked web page in the open browser.

The first snapshop is of a link as it appears :
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The second snapshop is of the dialogue to edit that hyperlink :
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I must be missing something obvious but what?
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Re: Hyperlinks in Writer (.odt) document inactive

Postby Bill » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:37 am

Moving the mouse pointer over a hyperlink in Writer should display a tooltip "Ctrl-click to open hyperlink...".
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Re: Hyperlinks in Writer (.odt) document inactive

Postby Villeroy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:42 am

There is an option to turn off the requirement for Ctrl+Click in Tools>OPtions>Security>[Options...]
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Re: Hyperlinks in Writer (.odt) document inactive

Postby John_Ha » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:01 am

kingfisher wrote:... in a document in Writer, all hyperlinks appear to be inactive.

Tools > AutoCorrect > Options. Tick URL recognition.

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Re: Hyperlinks in Writer (.odt) document inactive

Postby kingfisher » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:57 am

Thanks for the replies. No tool tip is displayed when the mouse pointer is hovered but CTRL + click opens the linked page in the browser.

I switched off the requirement for CTRL + click in Tools > Options and now the mouse pointer changes as it does when hovered over links in spreadsheets and opens the page with a simple click. I am marking the question as solved.
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