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asked 2012-07-14 10:41:33 +0200pr
In a Writer document I can either embed an image or link to source. However, the latter always seems to use an absolute file path.
Since I want to write a paper in collaboration with others we use a shared drive and have all images in a folder in the same directory as the odt-file. Thus, it would be great if we could link pictures with a relative file path similar to e.g. LaTeX as "./figures/file.png" instead of using the absolute path which is specific to a user's PC...
Is that somehow possible by selecting a checkbox or the like? Or should I create a bug report/ enhancement request for it?
You can tell LibreOffice to use relative links:
With the option "Save URLs relative to file system" checked, you can move the writer document to another folder / drive, and the image will still get displayed if the relative URL is still valid.
Don't be confused if the link still looks as if it were absolute. On the "
Picture" tab of the pic's properties, LibreOffice will still show a complete path like "
file:///home/user/pic1.png" even when using relative URLs internally.
With different users working with the same file, you'll have to make sure that every user has this option set - i think this isn't a property of the writer document, but of the current user's preferences.
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Asked: 2012-07-14 10:41:33 +0200
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Last updated: Jul 14 '12