Bug 78514 - FILESAVE: ODT - Hyperlink style issue causes hyperlinks to show in black in MSO and Calligra
Summary: FILESAVE: ODT - Hyperlink style issue causes hyperlinks to show in black in M...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: odf
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Blocks: Hyperlink
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Reported: 2014-05-10 02:16 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2017-09-30 19:21 UTC (History)
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odt file from LibO 4.2 (61.21 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-05-10 02:16 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
links show in LibO 4.2, word 2010, and calligra (152.98 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-05-10 02:18 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-05-10 02:16:46 UTC
Created attachment 98801 [details]
odt file from LibO 4.2

I download the .docx file found at < http://download.microsoft.com/documents/uk/partner/publicsector/DraftMicrosoftResponsetoGovernment.docx >, opened it in LibO and then saved it as a .odt file. Then i opened the .odt file in ms word 2010 and on page 14, blue links have turned into black links.

Tested on Linux Mint in the latest releases of 3.6 - 4.2, 4.2.5, and 4.3 alpha. Calligra Words shows black links like ms office.
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-05-10 02:18:17 UTC
Created attachment 98802 [details]
links show in LibO 4.2, word 2010, and calligra
Comment 2 tommy27 2014-05-10 04:14:54 UTC
thanks for this new report.

I have one questions for you: is this "link color change" issue happening just after .docx to .odt conversion in LibO or it's the same even on an .odt with link created from scratch in LibO?

I think it's important to understand where the root of the problem is...

as an additional info I can tell that Apache OpenOffice 4.1 correctly shows the blue links in the test .odt file

so I'm wondering if this bug is really on LibO side or rather it's a problem of MS Word and Calligra failing to correctly render an .odt file.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-05-10 09:13:41 UTC
Well the color change issue doesnt happen everywhere in the document, as the link on page 8 shows fine in blue in word and calligra, so i think it might be a style issue.

Well as AOO and LibO originate from the same code base, using AOO to check ODF compatibility wouldnt be a suitable comparison when checking against 2 other completely different odf implementations.

I brought up the same issue in the mailing list of where should i go to check if the ODF displayed by LibO is shown different in ms word. You can see Michael Meeks' and Inge Wallin's responses below.


Presently, i only submit odf bugs when ms word and calligra show it one way and LibO shows it in a different way.
Comment 4 Jorendc 2014-07-19 11:57:10 UTC
Reproducible, tested using Windows 8.1 with LibreOffice Version:
Build ID: eddd7646d672ea9b0561dacb09da224d098e531e
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-07-18_06:42:50

File opened using Word 2013.

Kind regards,
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:49:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:29:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-09-30 19:21:09 UTC
So i checked WebODF and it shows it like LibreOffice, so i'll consider MSO and Calligra's rendering as incorrect.

@Regina: please reopen if you disagree.