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Enabling hyphenation for hyperlinks?

asked 2017-12-09 18:35:51 +0200

marcom gravatar image

updated 2021-06-14 21:18:18 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hey there,

I formatted my footnotes in a writer document with justification. To maintain the layout, I have activated hyphenation. The problem is that the hyphenation doesn't work for hyperlinks. There are always horrible gaps in the layout. Is Libreoffice not able to separate hyperlinks so that it suits the layout? Is it possible to do this automatically? I don't care at which point the links are broken. All I care about is the layout. Thank you very much!

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answered 2017-12-09 21:05:27 +0200

floris v gravatar image

Works for me, urls aren't converted to hyperlinks in the footnote area, but they're still hyphenated. Make sure that the hyphenation settings in the corresponding paragraph styles match what you want - hyphenation on, and enough characters at start and end of line to allow hyphenation. That's on Versie:, Windows 10. Maybe you have another version that doesn't allow it.

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I'm using Libreoffice 5.4.3. Hyphenation is indeed also working for me, but it follows some sort of internal logic. Accordingly, a url is not separated at any point, but only at certain characters such as "-". However, this often leads to ugly formatting in justification. I would like LibreOffice Writer to perform hyphenation at any point on a url so that the formatting is always perfectly maintained and there are no ugly spaces. BTW, I have deactivated automatic conversion of urls to hyperlinks

marcom gravatar imagemarcom ( 2017-12-10 09:09:28 +0200 )edit

I tested again, both in 5.4 and 6.0 beta, and found that it does indeed prefer to break at hyphens in the url, and it doesn't break anywhere else. That's in live links and in plain text urls. But after applying Tools - Language - Hyphenation, Hyphenate all, it suddenly breaks in the middle of a word.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2017-12-10 14:43:34 +0200 )edit

Indeed, this helps a little bit but it still does not work as intended. I guess LibreOffice is not equipped for this sort of thing... Thank you for your help!!

marcom gravatar imagemarcom ( 2017-12-10 19:22:10 +0200 )edit

answered 2020-03-18 10:27:58 +0200

Winyl gravatar image

updated 2020-03-18 10:28:38 +0200

I a m using LIbreOffice and doing presentation in Impress . I have 3 lines of text and before each line I have dot. This is in a frame. I need to make those 3 lines of text hyperlinks pointing to slides 7,8,9. Hyphenation works on the 3 lines of text, but when I make them hyperlinks those lines of text just after beinig hyperlinked are in a straight line of text, they don't wrap up in frame and go outside frame. When I click the frame they world wrap in the frame, but hyphenation does not work on them any more and words in now hyperlinks are hyphened whatever just to fit in the frame which just breaks the text correctnes. Any way of making hyphenatiom work for hyperlinks in Impress LO If it does not work it is a big bug.

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How does this "answer" solve the original question? I am asking because I just cannot understand how people get the idea that writing a question is OK in the box labelled "Propose Your Solution"?

Additionally: the original question is about Writer; yours is about Impress.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-03-18 11:07:24 +0200 )edit

Just posted a bug report on bugzilla . From what I see on bugzilla there are numerous issues with hyperlinks in LibreOffice. From what I see the bug was reported 9 years ago and still does not have comfirmed status.

Winyl gravatar imageWinyl ( 2020-03-18 11:41:08 +0200 )edit

the bug was reported 9 years ago and still does not have comfirmed status.

It has confirmed status: its status is NEW (unlike the one you reported, which is UNCONFIRMED at the moment).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-03-18 12:11:49 +0200 )edit
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