Bug 112543 - Can't edit/open hyperlinks in text boxes and shapes in Writer
Summary: Can't edit/open hyperlinks in text boxes and shapes in Writer
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: target:6.4.0
Depends on:
Blocks: Textbox Hyperlink 123626
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Reported: 2017-09-21 08:43 UTC by Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB)
Modified: 2020-03-05 11:21 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Example document (8.47 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2017-09-21 08:43 UTC, Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB)

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Description Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2017-09-21 08:43:13 UTC
Open attached document. There is a text frame with a link inside.

I would expect that you have a context menu with the same entries as a normal hyperlink in Writer:
* Open Hyperlink
* Edit Hyperlink
* Copy Hyperlink Location
* Remove Hyperlink

Also Ctrl-Click should open the link in the browser (depending on the config setting in Tools->Options->Security->Options->Ctrl-Click required to follow hyperlinks).

None of this works.
Comment 1 Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2017-09-21 08:43:33 UTC
Created attachment 136418 [details]
Example document
Comment 2 Dieter 2017-09-21 09:30:54 UTC
I can confirm, that you can't edit the hyperlink:
a) no context menu
b) hyperlink in the edit-menu is greyed out

=> set to new

For me it was possible to open the link in the browser with ctrl+click.
Comment 3 Harald Koester 2018-02-24 16:46:32 UTC
Confirmed with version 6.0.1 (64 bit, Win 10).

The bug also exists for hyperlinks in shapes. Hence summary changed. Hoping, that's OK.
Comment 4 andreas_k 2018-08-20 13:19:16 UTC
can confirm this bug also in draw
Comment 5 Commit Notification 2019-07-15 06:54:15 UTC
Samuel Mehrbrodt committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#112543 Add Edit/Remove hyperlink to text boxes/shapes in Writer

It will be available in 6.4.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 6 Dieter 2019-09-15 17:42:52 UTC
Verified in Writer, Draw and Impress with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: f0c832acb53326ccc9a8c1a47401fbc9e1081feb
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@62-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-09-11_05:46:53
Locale: en-GB (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Samuel, thanks for fixing it.