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Is it possible to put a link in the header of a file in Calc?

asked 2017-10-22 20:11:20 +0200

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The title says it all. If so, what notation do you use or how do you add the hyperlink? Thank you for any help!

Yes, my intent is to produce a PDF file with the link in the header so that the link is at the top of every page in the header. I tried copy and pasting and the anchor text shows up as only a question mark when I paste. I'm not really sure how to manually enter a link into the header. Thank you for your help.

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answered 2017-10-22 22:32:19 +0200

komma4 gravatar image

No, it's not possible.

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answered 2017-10-23 09:41:21 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


I'm not sure I understand the question: a link is a text like any other in the header. Just enter or paste the text.

The header is not visible in the interface except in print preview where it is not clickable.

The only use I think of is to have a link for the export to pdf format. If that's it, as I wrote at the beginning, type or paste the link in the box.

If the question is to get a link contained in a cell it is possible only by macro.

Perhaps you are looking for something else?


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a "Link" is more than a text. And how would you put a link into a header by macro - my attempts all failed (hence my answer).

komma4 gravatar imagekomma4 ( 2017-10-23 10:41:54 +0200 )edit

I wrote: link is a text like any other in the header.

I do not see any concrete case where having an active link in the header is useful, except for a pdf export. In this case just insert the text as a text (typing, pasting or macro) and it will be recognized as a link in the pdf reader.

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2017-10-23 18:31:40 +0200 )edit

Maybe... depending on the PDF reader used. But I doubt it, Here (on openSuSE leap 42.3) the default reader doesn't do anything oh this header text.

komma4 gravatar imagekomma4 ( 2017-10-23 19:42:29 +0200 )edit

I'd like to have anchor text different than the URL though. It sounds like this is impossible at this time.

ConfusedOperator gravatar imageConfusedOperator ( 2017-10-23 19:47:47 +0200 )edit

@komma4 - On windows link is enabled with sumatra, acrobat...

@ConfusedOperator - Yes, it is impossible AFAIK


pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2017-10-24 08:43:29 +0200 )edit
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