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LibreOffice Calc will not link to external data via internet

asked 2012-02-19 03:24:01 +0100

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updated 2013-02-12 00:55:43 +0100

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OS Win 7 LibreOffice 3.5

Insert >Link to external data. Inserting a an internet URL results in

"The host name HTTP://www.anything.com could not be resolved.

The Update. [Ed. note: "Then update" ?]

Tools >Options>Online Update can not be accessed via internet either.

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answered 2012-02-19 10:23:13 +0100

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I assume your firewall blocks LibreOffice's attempts to connect to the internet. Please check your firewall settings and allow LibreOffice to make requests through the firewall.

See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Allow-a-program-to-communicate-through-Windows-Firewall for instructions on how to configure the builtin firewall.

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answered 2012-04-11 07:39:43 +0100

I excessively use External contents inserted to CALC via menu 'Insert -> Link to external data' with LibreOffice German UI/Locale [Build-ID: 281b639-6baa1d3-ef66a77-d866f25-f36d45f] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) and also did with versions before. We have "Bug 42377 - EDITING: Insert external data will not start with uncoded special characters in URL", but symptoms there are different to the ones george mentions, so I also think it's a firewall problem or similar.

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