Issue 123432 - Show hyperlink URI in edit input line of 'Edit Links' dialog
Summary: Show hyperlink URI in edit input line of 'Edit Links' dialog
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 3.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needhelp
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Reported: 2013-10-06 06:58 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld
Modified: 2014-03-03 13:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Test Kit (72.12 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2013-10-06 06:58 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
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Description Rainer Bielefeld 2013-10-06 06:58:59 UTC
Created attachment 81712 [details]
Test Kit

The current Hyperlink dialog what can be reached via menu 'Edit -> Links' is not user friendly, because it is not possible to edit an existing hyperlink string  you have to type the complete link newly. Additionally you can't see a complete long hyperlink string.

Steps how to reproduce with a real life problem (A wrong hyperlink should be corrected so that it leads to correct contents):

0. Download and unzip attached test kit to a folder in a path structure like 
1. Via menu 'File' open a spreadsheet in a completely different area
   on a different HDD
2. Via Windows File Explorer open "Target.ods" in root folder of test kit
   (confirm "update?"!), A spreadsheet containing 2 sheets with contents from
   2 other linked spreadsheets.
   > shows a first sheet named "wrong" with text "THIS is COMPLETELY WRONG"
   > shows a second sheet named "correct" with desired information

The task is to edit the link to information in sheet "wrong" so that it leads to the same correct information 

3. In "Target.ods": menu 'Edit -> Links'
   > Opens dialog to edit links
      First problem: what one of the 2 links to a document "source" is the one
                     to the wrong "source.ods"? It's not shown for what
                     sheet of "Target.ods" the linked contents will be used 
                     (I will submit a separate Bug report)
     Second Problem: [Edit] button will open the path of step 1, no way to go
                     directly at least to the same folder where the 
                     "Target.ods" is. And there is no way for a systematic
                     search for the correct "source.ods", for example by
                     copying the link to source of contents of folder 
                     "correct", you have to do that with trial and error.
So It is necessary to shw the complete URI (path) of the linked document in the 'File name' input line of the 'Edit Links' dialog. At least a possibility to copy the path (rightclick on file name in source file pane -> Copy link') is required