Bug 63229 - Hyperlink in PDF
Summary: Hyperlink in PDF
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-04-07 12:47 UTC by JO
Modified: 2016-05-02 23:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

odt test file (9.64 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-04-08 16:22 UTC, Jorendc
exported pdf file (20.15 KB, application/pdf)
2013-04-08 16:22 UTC, Jorendc
Testfiles to detect the Hyperlinkmistake (536.73 KB, application/zip)
2013-04-09 20:11 UTC, JO

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Description JO 2013-04-07 12:47:52 UTC
if a Hyperlink-Adress in an odt-document contains mutated vowels like ä,ö,ü and the dokument will be exported in to a pdf-document then there are wrong signs in the pdf-Adress (ä to %3..)and therefore it does not work! 
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-04-08 16:22:05 UTC

Thanks for reporting.
I can reproduce this behavior using Linux Mint 14 x64 with LibreOffice and LibreOffice Version: Build ID: 7b515a57eb6a644860715018656ac0b843b62ba (build today).

Therefore I mark this as NEW.

@JO: adding an attachment that shows the behavior and steps how to create this behavior from scratch will be useful. Please do next time :-).

How to reproduce:
* Open Writer
* Insert > Hyperlink
* Add a target URL. For example: http://www.ümlaut.de
* Apply, Close
* Deselect the link
* Insert another link, now to a website without mutated vowel. For example: http://www.libreoffice.org
* Export as PDF
* Save as ODT

* Ctrl+click on both link works (in Writer).

Open PDF. Behavior:
* Click on the first link redirects me to the folder where this file is stored
* Click on the second link opens my web browser correctly (firefox in my case).

Kind regards,
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-04-08 16:22:25 UTC
Created attachment 77610 [details]
odt test file
Comment 3 Jorendc 2013-04-08 16:22:38 UTC
Created attachment 77611 [details]
exported pdf file
Comment 4 Jorendc 2013-04-08 16:23:37 UTC
Normal: does prevent you to make high quality work
High: higher then default "normal"
Comment 5 JO 2013-04-09 20:11:49 UTC
Created attachment 77687 [details]
Testfiles to detect the Hyperlinkmistake
Comment 6 JO 2013-04-09 20:25:21 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> priority:
> Normal: does prevent you to make high quality work
> High: higher then default "normal"


kind regards 
Comment 7 JO 2013-04-20 19:08:38 UTC
the same mistake also appears, if a Word-DOC or DOCX -Document was saved in Libre Office as a Word-dodument with the suffix doc(Word 2003)and docx (Word 2007/2010)!
Kind regards
Comment 8 Carlo Strata 2013-05-10 11:56:58 UTC
- LibreOffice, Win32 build, ita GUIed;
- Windows 8, 64 bit, ita GUIed;
- Adobe Acrobat Reader, XI, 11.0.2, Win32, ita GUIed.

I have just red all this issue and opened the attachments.

I have noted that the tooltips (yellow labels appearing "on mouse over") on each link in the attached exported pdf file (but the same things happen on a new exported pdf) are quite different in structure (only in the pdf file!):

- link http://www.ümlaut.de has the following tooltip:
-- file:///home/joren/Downloads/http://www.ümlaut.de

- link http://www.libreoffice.org has the following tooltip:
-- http://www.libreoffice.org

Maybe this can help?

Have a nice day,


p.s. I came in this issue because I find out a new pdf exported document with link error and I look if this issue may concern or not. See here:

But seeing that different pdf tooltip I decide, for the moment, to open a new case (issue).
Comment 9 Carlo Strata 2013-05-10 12:22:21 UTC
In relation with my previous comment I had opened the Issue 64428.

Comment 10 retired 2014-08-11 08:26:42 UTC
Persisting with Version:
Build ID: aa0e3701aad1a8a955773e869d9a6b59eac51e72
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2014-08-10_06:59:50

Link with umlaut (ä,ö,ü) goes nowhere while other link is fine when visiting links via exported PDF file.
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:49:09 UTC
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Comment 12 Buovjaga 2015-11-30 13:09:42 UTC
The problem is still in 5.0.3, but fortunately it is fixed in 5.1/5.2 at least.

To all: please retest when 5.0.4 comes out in a few weeks.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Version: (x64)
Build ID: e5f16313668ac592c1bfb310f4390624e3dbfb75
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)

Build ID: a7c3a2a9be83686657c06f37d521f9f6d2004ddd
Threads 4; Ver: Windows 6.1; Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-11-28_04:39:18
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)