Bug 57329 - FORMATTING: Ignoring "do not recognise URLs" in Autoformat settings
Summary: FORMATTING: Ignoring "do not recognise URLs" in Autoformat settings
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2012-11-20 16:35 UTC by no.junkmail
Modified: 2017-09-17 18:02 UTC (History)
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Description no.junkmail 2012-11-20 16:35:16 UTC
My default LibreOffice settings are to kill off any URL recognition and thus prevent any consequential manipulation, alteration, mutilation, formatting or otherwise uncontrolled and very much unwanted applying of formats that sometimes cannot even be found in the style menu.

Yet it does it, regardless of setting - or maybe there is not even a setting for it.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Tools - AutoCorrect - Options - disable URL recognition (this, however, only applies to autoamtic recognition of text entered, not of information marked as a URL)
2. Highlight some content and link it as URL or email address
3. Swear at changes made regardless of whatever you try to put in the way of such change
4. Discover there isn't even a style you can change to stop this from happening
5. End up undoing an automatic feature you didn't even want by forcing text colour manually.

Current behavior:

Text which gets links attached will change colour - there seems to be no style associated with this behaviour.

Expected behavior:

Either URLs are simply left alone as per user expressed wish in the AutoCorrect configuration, or a *style* is applied so that the user stands a chance of {controlling/adjusting/entirely nuking the mere thought of} this automatic formatting.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8_2) AppleWebKit/536.26.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0.2 Safari/536.26.17
Comment 1 no.junkmail 2012-11-21 12:07:28 UTC
A small update to clarify the issue: if a user DELIBERATELY CREATES a URL link, he/she should have the option to tell LibreOffice to leave the formatting alone.  At present, the impression is given (including in the manual) that turning off URL recognition is enough - it isn't.

With respect to the associated manual text for URL recognition, it too omits the case that a user wants the link, but NOT the formatting.
Comment 2 Rob Snelders 2012-12-02 19:26:57 UTC
Thank you for reporting your problem.

I see what your problem is.

But the disable URL recognition is that addresses aren't automaticly set to a hyperlink. And that works.

You want to disable the styling of URL's. That option isn't in LibreOffice as far as I know. I should be a good enhancement as far as I think.