Bug 72768 - FORMATTING: Allow wrapping / breaking of URLs at character limit for areas with limited space (i.e., labels)
Summary: FORMATTING: Allow wrapping / breaking of URLs at character limit for areas wi...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Anchor-and-Text-Wrap Hyperlink
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Reported: 2013-12-16 22:50 UTC by pete
Modified: 2019-08-28 13:11 UTC (History)
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Description pete 2013-12-16 22:50:11 UTC
I'm bulk printing labels via a template merging fields from a database and one of the fields is a url.

1. I want the url to be laid out using word wrapping at the character/grapheme/symbol/whatever-unicode-calls-it level (similar to how terminals and naive text editors wrap words) as opposed to using a sophisticated hyphenation dictionary so I can maximize all the horizontal space possible.


2. I want to disable the insertion of a hyphen character since I don't want the hyphen to be mistaken as a literal one (and also because the character consumes horizontal space).
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-16 13:27:28 UTC
I can understand how (1) would be required, particularly where space is limited, but I am not certain how this might best be implemented. It tends to imply detection / special treatment for URLs. I doubt the hyphenation facility (2)  would be the best method / location for supporting (1), but I am not certain either. A separate option may be needed.

Summary amended for clarity. Severity set to enhancement. Status set to NEW to try and get some input into how feasible this may be (or not).
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2015-01-03 17:38:19 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)