Bug 35392 - FILESAVE: Hyperlinks in form field buttons lost in .xls
Summary: FILESAVE: Hyperlinks in form field buttons lost in .xls
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.1 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: Confirmed:
: 64919 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: XLS Hyperlink-Calc
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Reported: 2011-03-17 10:44 UTC by q12w
Modified: 2018-11-26 11:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Details with screenshots (249.08 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2011-03-17 10:44 UTC, q12w
Sample, see Comment 1 (9.38 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2011-03-17 12:02 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld Retired

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Description q12w 2011-03-17 10:44:16 UTC
Created attachment 44550 [details]
Details with screenshots

Hyperlinks does not work after file saving and reopening. 
The problem occurs when we using button-style hyperlink in .XLS files.

More details (with screenshots) in attachment...
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-03-17 12:01:04 UTC
I can reproduce the effect with an own sample document "mytest2.ods" and "LibreOffice 3.3.2RC1  – WIN7  Home Premium  (64bit) German UI [OOO330m19 (Build:201 / tag]". After having saved document as EXCEL 97, all hyperlinks in buttons will be lost. 

In control field I see hyperlinks are missing, and they are greyed out, no new hyperlink can be created.

May be that behavior is intended because EXCEL does not support buttons with hyperlinks? I can't tell

Your OS / Platform?
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-03-17 12:02:48 UTC
Created attachment 44551 [details]
Sample, see Comment 1

Save as .XLS (97), close and reopen, then you should see missing hyperlinks in Sheet3.
Comment 3 Katarina Behrens 2011-03-23 09:56:36 UTC
Taking this one
Comment 4 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-05-20 05:59:32 UTC
I have tested the provided file from comment #2 under MacOS 10.6.8 and Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64, both running v4.0.3.3 (Build ID: 0eaa50a932c8f2199a615e1eb30f7ac74279539). The problem as described in the attachment to the original description still exists. Basically, if the Insert > Hyperlink option is used to create a link with a Form of "Button" it will not survive being saved as XLS. Whether CTRL+click, SHIFT+click, CMD+click, or simply clicking on the button, the link remains inactive. Tests with newly created files (under v4.0.3.3) reveal identical behaviour.
Comment 5 ign_christian 2013-05-20 08:11:29 UTC
confirmed reproducible on LO 3.6.6 (Ubuntu 12.04 32bit) & LO 4.0.3 (Win7 32bit)

save as .xlsx generates different behavior: buttons removed, links removed or exist
Comment 6 ratyhe 2013-05-23 18:19:19 UTC
*** Bug 64919 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Zeki Bildirici 2014-01-18 22:09:18 UTC
Still reproducable on Ubuntu 13.10 x64, LibreOffice Version:
Build ID: 420m0(Build:1)

Also saving to xlsx is disaster :(

Best regards,
Comment 8 retired 2014-01-19 09:08:43 UTC
Freeing this bug since no action for a long time.
Comment 9 Henrique Meira 2015-02-02 17:08:28 UTC
I've got the same problem.
Solved using the =HIPERLINK() function.
More details how to use this function, see https://help.libreoffice.org/Calc/Spreadsheet_Functions#HYPERLINK
Comment 10 Yogesh Bharate 2015-04-21 07:26:01 UTC
This issue is reproducible on latest Ubuntu build.

Build ID :
Build ID: f8d55544a42abd0ddc7a0d97cce2aedd0487ca88
Locale: en_IN
Comment 11 Xisco Faulí 2016-04-27 12:07:15 UTC
This issue is still reproducible in

Build ID: e7f55f15ccd97bc92e1400bc5862171a621da3e2
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2016-04-27_00:29:05
Locale: es-ES (es_ES)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:21:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-11-26 11:31:21 UTC
still repro in 

Build ID: d1b41307be3f8c19fe6f1938cf056e7ff1eb1d18
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded