Bug 82624 - FILESAVE: Images inserted as link are stored in file, not as link, when saving as RTF
Summary: FILESAVE: Images inserted as link are stored in file, not as link, when savin...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: filters and storage (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.3 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: RTF-Images
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Reported: 2014-08-14 16:44 UTC by FABIO AUGUSTO
Modified: 2020-11-07 04:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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ZIP containing RTFs linking and embedding the same image under LOv4304 (53.63 KB, application/zip)
2014-08-18 00:20 UTC, Owen Genat (retired)

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Description FABIO AUGUSTO 2014-08-14 16:44:29 UTC
Hi all, 

I'm trying change my RTF documents replacing the embedded images to linked images using LO Writer, in order to reduce the file size.

I insert the images as Insert / Picture / From File... , choose the img http address and checked the "Link" option. In this moment a new image is added and a link is shown in the picture properties.

But when I close and reopen the same RTF file, this image is shown as a embedded image missing the link.

Is it a bug? With LO verssion? With RTF format? ...?

Could you please help?
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-08-18 00:20:40 UTC
Created attachment 104778 [details]
ZIP containing RTFs linking and embedding the same image under LOv4304

Related forum thread: http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/38009/

Although this report has been self-confirmed I am likewise confirming under v4.3.0.4 Build ID: 62ad5818884a2fc2e5780dd45466868d41009ec0 and it seems to have been a problem since at least v3.5.7.2 (maybe Inherited from OOo).

Steps to reproduce:
1. New blank document.
2. File > Save as... > select "Rich Text (.rtf)" format > click Save (and confirm).
3. Insert > Image > From file...
4. Select image > check "Insert as link" option > click Open.
5. Click "Keep link" button.
6. File > Save (and confirm).

Observed results: Resultant file contains an embedded image. I created two versions (attached) with the included graphic linked e.g.,

$ grep -e png LOv4304_linked.rtf 
{\*\flymaincnt5\flyanchor0\flycntnt}{\*\shppict{\pict{\*\picprop{\sp{\sn wzDescription}{\sv }}{\sp{\sn wzName}{\sv }}}\picscalex100\picscaley100\piccropl0\piccropr0\piccropt0\piccropb0\picw218\pich45\picwgoal3270\pichgoal675\pngblip

... and embedded:

$ grep -e png LOv4304_embedded.rtf 
{\*\flymaincnt5\flyanchor0\flycntnt}{\*\shppict{\pict{\*\picprop{\sp{\sn wzDescription}{\sv }}{\sp{\sn wzName}{\sv }}}\picscalex100\picscaley100\piccropl0\piccropr0\piccropt0\piccropb0\picw218\pich45\picwgoal3270\pichgoal675\pngblip

Expected results: Linked images are linked rather than embedded.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:48:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-11-18 11:55:53 UTC
Still repro from scratch.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: b216cc1b8096eb60c27f67e8c27b7cd756c75e38
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-11-12_00:06:20
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2016-06-13 12:34:21 UTC
LibreOffice 3.3.0 didn't store a link nor an image, so this is at least better :)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-11-07 04:02:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2020-11-07 04:11:47 UTC

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