Bug 61358 - UI: Remember state of option "Insert image from file -> Linked"
Summary: UI: Remember state of option "Insert image from file -> Linked"
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: needsUXEval
: 74922 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Dialog Images
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Reported: 2013-02-23 16:55 UTC by Valdas
Modified: 2018-11-13 21:13 UTC (History)
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Description Valdas 2013-02-23 16:55:09 UTC
Problem description: 

 When opening "insert image from file" dialog that dialog has option "link" to not embed image content to document directly. 

 Every time that option is unchecked when that dialog is opened.

 Will be good if that option state will be remembered till next open of dialog. I'm using linked image files a lot and every time I must check that option, and is painful to debug big document when I forgot to check "linked" on one of images.

Current behavior:

 Option "link image file" is always clear on dialog open.

Expected behavior:

 Would be good if option state will be remembered.

Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 Brenda Granados 2013-03-05 19:26:28 UTC
Hi. I did look at this Insert -> Picture -> From File feature in  I see that the lower left hand corner has the option to check "Link". I can see how, if you're needing to insert a lot of images this way over a short span of time, it would help if it defaulted to those settings. Or perhaps there could be an option to "Remember these settings". I will set the status of this to NEW, and prioritize as an Enhancement. Thank you for the feedback!

Platform: Ubuntu 12.04 x64



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Comment 2 Glutanimate 2013-03-29 11:07:47 UTC
I was guided here from this Q&A over at Ask Libreoffice: http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/15363/how-do-i-link-inserted-images-by-default-in-writer/ .

I concur with Valdas. An option like this would be very helpful. Thank you, Brenda, for reviewing and triaging this bug!

I think it might be a good idea to also implement a global setting that controls all insertion methods (drag and drop, copy-paste, insert from file dialog, and gallery).

For now instead of using the "insert image from file" dialog you might find it faster to directly drag and drop the images into the document while holding down CTRL+SHIFT. This automatically "link"s the images (Thanks, @manj_k!).
Comment 3 Stanislav Horacek 2014-12-16 20:28:49 UTC
*** Bug 74922 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Andrew Watson 2016-05-23 21:47:20 UTC
I also arrived here via the link in the Ask LibreOffice article. I would also like to see this enhancement.

I'm designing a specification template for use by many different individuals. We want them to link rather than embed the figures in their specifications. Even though we say this in our instructions, it's easy to forget when you're in the middle of editing a large document. Having a way to set the default in our document template would be a great help.

Comment 5 Keith Curtis 2017-03-07 02:26:41 UTC
This bug would save me time and disk space.

It's great how LibreOffice lets you link to images rather than embed them in the ODT. It allows me to take ODTs that are many MBs and make them ~100 KB. It is a pain to have to remember to do this for every images.

In fact, I'd prefer a version of LibreOffice that wouldn't let me embed images and would always link. Many people might not, but I would prefer that model.

It would also be great to have a script I could run that would move all the images out. We'll take it a step at a time.
Comment 6 Rainer 2018-11-13 21:13:18 UTC
I would like to see this request solved. Most time I use Insert as Link for adding images into libreoffice writer. Allways I must set the hook on Inaert as Link. 

This should be able to set as default.

Many thanks Rainer