Issue 43494 - hyperlinks should support word wrap
Summary: hyperlinks should support word wrap
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: 680m79
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 13 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-02-24 18:11 UTC by nexor
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:36 UTC (History)
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Description nexor 2005-02-24 18:11:45 UTC
there is no way to work with hyperlinks in impression:
- no possibility to remove link
- no possilibility to word-wrap link - you can choose between making very tiny 
font size or it will be partialy out of visible area of the page

minor bugs:
- some problems with selecting hypertext [few strange behaviors it looks like 
mousebuttonreleased not working, and after selecting text it selects the rest of 
text, its hard to find a place where to click so the link would not open 
webbrowser but allow to modify text - it wolud be better if hypertext in edit 
mode would not open webbrowser - if someone wants there is 'open hyperlink' in 
context menu. imho if one creates the document he will rather edit text style/
font etc rather then open the link]
- after changing the color of text of hyperlink, and then set it to auto, it 
will be black, not a blue. any way i could not find a configuration for default 
color for hyperlinks. and this default color does not work any way.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-02-25 08:53:17 UTC
@1: just selecting and deleting the hyperlink works here in my version. Can you
attach the problem file? 
@2: just insert and alternative, shorter text under "further settings".

Selecting the link with TAB or dragging open a selection window selects the link
- then just doubleclick it and you are in editing mode (text must get the "black
You can easily change the default color of hyperlinks under Tools/ options/
Comment 2 nexor 2005-02-25 14:46:08 UTC
-> @1: selecting and deleting? i think i used wrong word - not 'remove the link' 
i should rather say 'strip the link from the text'. i mean - i do not want to 
delete text, i just wish to make it normal text without hyperlink. i colud not 
find such an option anywhere... even if i use edit->hyperlink there is no such 
possibility. even if i clear entire address, after applying it automaticly put i 
t again.
-> @2: i have no idea what does this sentence mean at all. if you could please 
provide me with perhaps some more basic english becouse i don't even get a 

about the rest:
'selecting link with TAB' - i tried in impression and in writer, i found no way 
to select link with TAB key. TAB selects entire... don't know the name - window 
which can consist of many links and texts and other objects. 

'or dragging open a selection window selects the link - then just doubleclick it 
and you are in editing mode (text must get the "black
background").' - hmmm... i don't know what do you mean by 'editing mode' [sorry
]. anyway, double, tripple or anynumber-le clicking does nothing for me ):  

and how to reproduce color bug:
- create any hyperlink [it is blue by default]
- select it
- change font color from default to any - f.ex yellow.
- now change it to 'automatic'. should be blue imho. but it is black.
that's not a big deal anyway...
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2005-02-28 13:31:06 UTC
@1: ok, in impress/draw this cannot be done. In writer I think it can. However,
this would be a feature.
@2: in the hyperlink dialog you can enter an alternative text for the link. This
will make it much shorter than displaying the complete link.
Normally with the TAB key you can select all the objects on an impress or draw
page after another. This does not work in writer and if the content of a page is
grouped. Then the complete group will be selected.
There are two modes: editing mode and selecting mode. When some obejct is
selected you can drag it arround. When text is in edit mode you have a blinking
cursor in it and you can change it.
For the color problem I have written i43689.
Comment 4 nexor 2005-02-28 16:43:08 UTC
-> @1 and @2: it;s quite strange imho. in presentation what you want to show is 
link. if i display it on large screen what i want to show IS the ADDRESS. making 
it impossible to wordwrap makes impossible to present link on the screen. so 
there could be a 'backdoor' if one could stip out the hypertext and make the 
link sticte-text. so it could be wordwrapped and not be active [what is useless 
anyway in presentation]. but there is no such possibility eighter.

am writing abut that, becouse i've just had a presentation and i had to use 
powerpoint because of that. 
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2005-03-01 08:26:51 UTC
I agree with you, thats why I wrote: However, this would be a feature. The other
things you have mentioned are not bugs. I will change the summary a little bit
that it fits the description.
Reassigned. Thanks for your help.
Comment 6 jspotswood 2005-04-14 23:13:35 UTC
This problem also exists within Calc. IMHO I feel that the issue in Calc is 
more of a bug. The word wrap format should always wrap words, no matter what 
is contained within the cell. This is particularly annoying after creating a 
spreadsheet in Excel which word wrap does work for hyperlinks.
Comment 7 jzwolak 2006-05-10 23:35:28 UTC
*** Issue 43494 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 8 wiztard 2008-12-04 14:18:44 UTC
Word-wraps within Hyperlinks should also be supported in Draw. I would have
thought this is more of a bug than an enhancement since making text a hyperlink
will *undo* current word wrapping.