Issue 64929 - Hyperlinks are created that do not look like traditional hyperlinks
Summary: Hyperlinks are created that do not look like traditional hyperlinks
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 96188 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2006-04-30 19:09 UTC by nostabo
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description nostabo 2006-04-30 19:09:05 UTC
The hyperlinks created in Calc have an ugly gray background that can not be
changed or removed. They do not look like a hyperlink at first glance, and I
would suppose that new users might be confused since the standard among
spreadsheets is to create a traditional looking link. I suggest that Calc simply
create hyperlinks that look like hyperlinks (like in Gnumeric and Excel). The
hyperlinks should also be able to be fully formatted to change their appearance
(again like Gnumeric and Excel).

The ability to modify the "tip" (as in Gnumeric) or "screen tip" (Excel) that is
displayed when you hover over the link would also be a nice addition to Calc
Comment 1 oc 2008-07-15 10:44:50 UTC
reassigning features and enhancements to user which
will be the default owner for those tasks (was introduced some time ago)
Comment 2 Stefan Weigel 2008-11-17 17:15:48 UTC
Can confirm with OOO300m9.

But (1): It´s only ugly on the screen. When printed, there is no ugly gray

But (2): Please do not compare to Excel in this case, since Excel and Calc do
have different handling of hyperlinks. Excel treats the complete cell as an URL,
while in Calc, the URL is only activated from the URL text portion. In Calc you
can have an URL and, in the same cell, some other text, that does not belong to
and not behave as the hyperlink. So in Calc it is important to distinguish the
URL from the other text.
Comment 3 Stefan Weigel 2008-11-17 17:26:43 UTC
*** Issue 96188 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 deeje 2009-12-08 19:47:44 UTC
Confirmed also with OOO310m19.

I've tried and tried but there doesn't seem to be a way to change that ugly gray
background behind hyperlinks. This is a pretty big turn off since it messes up
the look of the spreadsheet and makes the link hard to see. When I looked around
the web for answers I noticed that people have been requesting help for this
issue on various forums since 2006--none of which were ever solved.