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Bug 117098 - insert image relative URL auto-replaced with absolute URLS in the "file name" field (/ properties/image)
Summary: insert image relative URL auto-replaced with absolute URLS in the "file name"...
Status: RESOLVED INSUFFICIENTDATA
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.0.3.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2018-04-19 07:48 UTC by peter josvai
Modified: 2019-01-11 15:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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a "project folder", containing a document with an image insterted (as relative URL), from an "image folder" also contained in the "project folder" -- for illustration puroposes (42.34 KB, application/zip)
2018-04-19 07:48 UTC, peter josvai
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Description peter josvai 2018-04-19 07:48:25 UTC
Created attachment 141481 [details]
a "project folder", containing a document with an image insterted (as relative URL), from an "image folder" also contained in the "project folder" -- for illustration puroposes

hello, 

when inserting an image into a document, I totally miss the option to select what type of path, relative, absolute, or perhaps project-folder-relative... which, as a matter of fact, MS word had even some 10 years ago, AFAIR...

the problem now is that I set the way of handling image urls... "centrally", 
say, I set it to relative, but for the appearance it will look (it will be corrected, auto-replaced) absolute... an absolute file path...
which makes two things impossible:

#1 tell if that URL is relative or absolute.. (huge problem)
#2 select the "text", "select/all" and "copy" and "paste" it to a WYSIWYG HTML editor such as tynimca or Trumbowyg..


 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ why this enhancement should be implemented? _ _ _ _ _ _

IMO, to make it possible to choose from "ABSOLUTE / RELATIVE / Relative to project folder" is an urgent requirement, but this is also the beginning of a new approach to handling documents... with focus on flexibly and reliably handling inserted media... 

The handling of inserted media -- I'm no expert -- seems to me a kind of task which video editors, namely, KDENLIVE performs at master level... 
Linked media should not be treated as something extra or extraordinary, but as the most basic and general thing, like typing "hello" -- of course, you know all about it, way more than I do..

I am practically certain that we all agree that today, when people write books, collaborate on projects, use cloud, and when images are key thing everywhere...  
the task of inserting images into a document in a transparent and reliable, and systematically controllable way is a minimum requirement...

thank you for your work, thank you for LibO, especially for Writer ! :) 

Peter

PS: I like "Bug report 111957" by Mike Kaganski

PPS: the attachment is basically for illustration purposes :)
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-04-23 10:41:39 UTC
Can you explain very briefly, what your proposal brings on top of bug 111957?
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2018-05-31 12:14:09 UTC
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #1)
> Can you explain very briefly, what your proposal brings on top of bug 111957?

Dear peter josvai,
Could you please answer the question above in order to help us triage this issue?
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
'UNCONFIRMED' once the question has been answered
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-12-03 13:13:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-01-11 15:26:58 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

Please read this message in its entirety before proceeding.

Your bug report is being closed as INSUFFICIENTDATA due to inactivity and
a lack of information which is needed in order to accurately
reproduce and confirm the problem. We encourage you to retest
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