Issue 51785 - Impress Seems unable to Edit Hyperlinks in PowerPoint Show files
Summary: Impress Seems unable to Edit Hyperlinks in PowerPoint Show files
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2005-07-11 03:30 UTC by vreid47362
Modified: 2014-04-25 10:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

PowerPoint Show File (398.00 KB, application/
2005-07-11 03:31 UTC, vreid47362
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Using Insert->Hyperlink to edit a hyperlink (898.00 KB, text/plain)
2010-02-07 04:44 UTC, rush2007
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Using toolbar 'Hyperlink Bar' to edit hyperlink (1005.00 KB, text/plain)
2010-02-07 04:46 UTC, rush2007
no flags Details
Test case (12.79 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2010-10-07 06:50 UTC, arjunaraoc
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Description vreid47362 2005-07-11 03:30:31 UTC
OpenOffice will open but does not allow a user to edit hyperlinks in powerpoint
show files.  

Specifically, I can open the hyperlink during the slideshow, but Impress will
not let me view or edit the hyperlinks in design mode.  Please note that I'm
attaching a couple powerpoint show files.
Comment 1 vreid47362 2005-07-11 03:31:38 UTC
Created attachment 27828 [details]
PowerPoint Show File
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2005-07-11 07:45:02 UTC
Comment 3 christian.guenther 2005-07-20 18:17:09 UTC
you can change the hyperlink when you select the hyperlink and go into the
hyperlink dialog.
The problem is that you click on the hyperlink and jumping to the hyperlink
target instead of selecting it.
In my mind this is not a bug but an enhancement.
we need something to 'disable' hyperlinks in the edit mode.
Comment 4 vreid47362 2005-07-20 18:49:04 UTC
I am able to select the hyperlink in the powerpoint show file, but the hyperlink
information is blank.  Here are the steps that I take to select the hyperlinked text
1.  Hold down control key and select the text box
2. Click on Insert -- > Hyperlink
3.  No links are listed

If I enable the hyperlink toolbar and select the text box with the hyperlink,
there is still no hyperlink listed.

If after selecting the text box with the hyperlink I highlight the hyperlinked
text, there is still no hyperlink listed.

I think that this qualifies as a defect and not an enhancement.

Comment 5 pagalmes.lists 2007-04-20 11:11:43 UTC
Is it still UNCONFIRMED ?? Shouldn't the status be changed ?
Comment 6 rush2007 2010-02-07 04:42:50 UTC
I could not reproduce the problem of being unable to Edit Hyperlinks in
PowerPoint files within Impress. 

This issue seems more related to it being unintuitive in editing hyperlinks in
OO Impress, similar to Issue 89455.

I found that the text within the textbox has to be highlighted in order to edit
the existing hyperlink.  This was true of imported PowerPoint files as well as
editing hyperlinks within a new OO presentation.

This is not equivalent to editing and creating hyperlinks in Microsoft
PowerPoint, where the hyperlink is disabled in design mode, and you can click on
the textbox and immediately highlight the hyperlink text.  For example, You can
then right click the hyperlink text and edit, open, copy or remove hyperlink
associated with text.  (This was observed with Microsoft PowerPoint 2003.)

'Insert -> Hyperlink'
 I was able to edit hyperlinks in the attached file PBCMenu.pps with, 
    - Open Office 3.1.1 OOO310m19 (Build:9420), and
    - Open Office OOo-dev 3.3.0 DEV300m70 (Build:9478) 
 using the following steps:

    (1) Download the attachment from the original bug report 'PBCMenu.pps'
    (2) Launch OpenOffice Impress, and open file 'PBCMenu.pps'
    (3) Select the textbox containing the hyperlink.  
          I had trouble selecting the textboxes with hyperlinks in this 
          presentation without inadvertently clicking the link.  
        *To remedy this, I held down the Alt key, and clicked the box.

    (4) Press F2, to open the textbox for editing, and highlight the text.
    (5) Select Insert -> Hyperlink.
    (6) The 'Hyperlink' dialog menu opens up, and the path to the hyperlink is 
        present and can be edited there.

*Please see attachment below (using DEV300m70) demonstrating the above steps:

  Hyperlink Toolbar
Using the Hyperlink Toolbar, however, does not initially allow existing
hyperlinks to be edited.  Only until I follow the steps above to edit the
hyperlink with the dialog menu 'Insert -> Hyperlink' first, does the 'URL:' show
up for that hyperlink in the toolbar.

  (1) Start by adding the 'Hyperlink Bar' to the toolbar, select 
      View-->Toolbars-->Hyperlink Bar.  
  (2) Follow Steps 1-4 above, the hyperlink text appears in the left drop down 
      menu of the 'Hyperlink Bar', but the path does not appear in the toolbar 
      textbox 'URL:'.
  (3) Continue with Step 5 - 6 from above, when the menu opens do not edit 
      anything, just click 'Apply' and 'Close'.
  (4) Now view the 'URL:' field of the 'Hyperlink Toolbar' and the path for 
      that hyperlink is now visible and modifiable there.

*Please see attachment below (using DEV300m70) demonstrating the above steps:

  Acer Aspire 4730Z Laptop
  Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1
  Processor        - Intel® Pentium® dual-core mobile processor T3200 
                     (1 MB L2 cache, 2.0 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 35 W)
  Memory (RAM)     - 2.00 GB
  System type      - 32-bit Operating System
  VGA              - 14.1" WXGA high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CrystalBrite TFT 
                     LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
  Graphics         - Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset with integrated 3D 
                     graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 
                     4500M (Intel® GMA 4500M)
Comment 7 rush2007 2010-02-07 04:44:40 UTC
Created attachment 67684 [details]
Using Insert->Hyperlink to edit a hyperlink
Comment 8 rush2007 2010-02-07 04:46:09 UTC
Created attachment 67686 [details]
Using toolbar 'Hyperlink Bar' to edit hyperlink
Comment 9 arjunaraoc 2010-10-07 06:50:31 UTC
Created attachment 71986 [details]
Test case
Comment 10 arjunaraoc 2010-10-07 06:57:11 UTC
I hereby confirm this as a usability issue by my experiements on OO3.2  running
on Ubuntu 10.04
attachment (id=71986) contains the test cases for  hyperlinks  usage in a
My observations are
a) Text box  selection determines on the  cursor position with respect to the
hyperlink and the extent of non hyperlinked text.  Alternating between title box
and text box will allow one to experience the usability issue (on slide 3, 4)
b) Hyperlinks should not be activated in design mode, because of cursor
position, but only in show mode
c) when the cursor moves,  hyperlinks  should change as per the text near cursor. 
d) Add edit hyperlink, when the cursor is anywhere within the hyperlinked text.
Th entire text needs to be selected  to edit hyperlinks presently. 
Comment 11 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-25 10:46:48 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m17(Build:9763)  -  Rev. 1586584
2014-04-11 09:13 - Linux x86_64