Bug 44271 - Display Form design toolbar after creating a hyperlink button
Summary: Display Form design toolbar after creating a hyperlink button
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 Beta2
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Toolbars Hyperlink
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Reported: 2011-12-29 05:37 UTC by Rob Snelders
Modified: 2018-10-29 16:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Test-document with a hyperlink-button (9.50 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-01-10 12:25 UTC, Rob Snelders

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Description Rob Snelders 2011-12-29 05:37:55 UTC
When you have a hyperlink tekst in writer you can open the link with ctrl+klick.
It would be great to be able to do that with a hyperlink button also.
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-01-10 00:58:44 UTC

I think this enhancement is introduced somewhere between 3.5 and 3.6... tested with on Ubuntu 12.10 x64 and the feature do exist (also in latest 4.1 branch)...

Comment 2 Rob Snelders 2013-01-10 12:25:54 UTC
Created attachment 72777 [details]
Test-document with a hyperlink-button
Comment 3 Jorendc 2013-01-10 12:37:11 UTC
Oh ok, I see.

Steps to reproduce:

* Open new writer document
* Insert -> Hyperlink 
* Set a target URL (example: http://www.libreoffice.org)
* Form = Button
* Type something in 'text'
* Type something in 'name'
* Apply and close

Current behavior: a hyperlink button is created (=good). But clicking (ctrl+click) doesn't open the link you just created. You can only select the hyperlink. Once you saved and reopen the document, you ONLY can click on the hyperlink and you'll be forwarded to the website (clicking on it, or ctrl+click)... You can't select the button anymore.

Sorry to close this one to fast.
Comment 4 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-05-24 11:22:01 UTC
Workaround: Make sure the Form Design toolbar is available (View > Toolbars > Form Design). Turn Design Mode On. Select button. Double-click to edit properties (Action and URL fields).
Comment 5 Philippe Jadin 2013-11-05 09:12:18 UTC Comment hidden (off-topic)
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2018-10-29 16:06:09 UTC
Looks like there was some confusion in this report around this functionality originally.

The confusion arises from the fact that when you create a hyperlink as button, you are in form design mode. Yet, if you do not happen to have the Form design toolbar open, you might never realise it.

When you exit the design mode, the button can be clicked (no need for Ctrl as it is a button after all).