Normal behavior: if you drag and drop a file into Writer while pressing CTL+SHIFT, the file will be inserted as a link.
If I insert a PNG file this way, I get a linked image in my document that persists after I save and reopen.
If I insert an SVG file this way, I get a linked image in my document. It shows up as a link in Edit...Links. But if I close and reopen, link disappears and vector image is replaced by some sort of bitmapped version.
If I insert a linked SVG file using the Insert...Image command or from the Image Properties dialog, then the link is preserved
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Drag and drop linked SVG image into Writer document using CTL+SHIFT
2. Save file
3. Open file. Vector image is replace by bitmap. Link disappears.
Vector image is replace by bitmap. Link disappears.
Vector image remains. Link is preserved.
User Profile Reset: No
This bug does not seem to manifest on Linux. In Windows, I probably need to narrow it down between network drives and local drives.
Thank you for reporting the bug.
it seems you're using an old version of LibreOffice.
Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice
from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ?
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version.
Reproduced in 22.214.171.124. I believe this bug to be confined to Windows.
This bug reliably occurs with long file names. When a file with a long name is dropped into a document as a link, the 8.3 name is used.
When a file with a long name is inserted from the menu command (Insert...Image...) as a link, the long name is used.
In the drag and drop case, the link disappears upon reopen and the image is replaced by a low resolution bitmapped thumbnail. In the menu case, the image link is preserved and the image is a vector image.
This problem is not confined to SVG files. I tested three different vector formats (SVG, SVM, EMF) and it occurred for all of them.
I can't reproduce it in
Id. de compilación: fcd633fb1bf21b0a99c9acb3ad6e526437947b01
Subprocs. CPU: 1; SO: Windows 6.1; Repres. IU: predet.; VCL: win;
Configuración regional: es-ES (es_ES); Idioma de IU: es-ES
To be certain the reported issue is not
related to corruption in the user profile, could you please reset your
Libreoffice profile ( https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile ) and
Wiped my user profile and was able to reproduce again in 126.96.36.199
This problem is probably Windows only. And largely for long file names.
1. Create a new Writer document.
2. From file manager/windows explorer drag and drop a vector file (EMF, WMF, SVG, SVM) with a long name into Writer while pressing CTL+SHIFT. This will create a link to the file. A long file name will have more than 8 characters before the extensions. (Example: long_picture_name.svg 17 chars before extension).
3. Verify that image is a link. Do Edit...Links... See your image. It will not show as long_picture_name.svg, but instead as an all caps 8.3 name, LONG_P~1.SVG.
4. Save file.
5. Close file.
6. Open file. Link is gone. Image is replaced by some sort of low resolution raster thumbnail.
You can't confirm your own bugs. Moving it back to UNCONFIRMED until someone
else confirms it.
I can confirm it with
Version: 188.8.131.52 (x64)
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: win;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
but not with
Version: 184.108.40.206.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 421e6fc3cd2e6fe37afbef341e2d0ad7b8edde37
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win;
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-04-07_01:12:58
Locale: en-US (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
So I think it has been fixed. Could you please try to reproduce it with master from https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/Win-x86_64@42/ ? I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
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