Bug 79363 - Hyperlinks do not work in OLE documents
Summary: Hyperlinks do not work in OLE documents
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Hyperlink OLE-Objects
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Reported: 2014-05-28 11:39 UTC by findingabug@gmail.com
Modified: 2022-07-15 23:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description findingabug@gmail.com 2014-05-28 11:39:25 UTC
To replicate:
1. Open a Writer document
2. Insert a Calc document(OLE Table)
3. In a cell insert a hyperlink to a website (Ctrl+K)
4. Ctrl + klick on the link to open it or right klick / open hyperlink

Result: nothing happens
Expected result: hyperlink opens a website

This has been tested in Writer on an inserted Calc document and in Calc on an inserted Writer document. None of this works.
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-05-29 02:38:11 UTC
Confirmed in 4.2.4 and 4.3 beta in Linux Mint.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:41:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-06-21 17:41:05 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 3ecef8cedb215e49237a11607197edc91639bfcd
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-06-19_23:16:58
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:09:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:15:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2021-12-03 04:30:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 ajasper 2022-07-15 23:27:08 UTC
confirmed in when inserting ods as OLE object in an odt or odp.

Neither in odt when not actively editing the OLE object nor in exported pdf can the hyperlinks from inside the OLE spreadsheet be clicked or ctrl+clicked, the context menu doesn’t have the hyperlink options either.
None of the hyperlinks included in the spreadsheet cells give any URL when hovering over with the mouse as long as the OLE object is not in edit mode.
Any hyperlink outside the OLE object in the same document works as intended though.

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 20(Build:2)
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.13; UI render: default; VCL: kf5 (cairo+xcb)
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.2.7-0ubuntu0.21.10.1
Calc: threaded