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Copying a url does not create a hyperlink in writer.

asked 2018-02-13 08:12:39 +0100

glentrobfc gravatar image

This was working until today, and I don't remember changing anything. I am using a Mac and was first using 5.4.2, removed that and installed 6.01 and still have the problem. I can create a hyperlink without problem using normal create hyperlink actions. If I copy a link from Safari or Firefox, paste it into a writer document and hit return, the text e.g., is on a line but it is not a hyperlink. I can in turn copy that line and paste into a new tab in a browser and open the url.

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answered 2018-02-13 10:00:18 +0100

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When you paste something from another application, it is considered as raw text and LO Writer does nothing on it.

Instead of pasting directly your URL, first Insert>Hyperlink at the location where you want it to appear and paste the URL into the URL box.

If direct pasting used to work, check settings in Tools>AutoCorrect>AutoCorrect Options, tab Options. There are 2 checkboxes to enable URL detection: one while typing, the other one while modifying.

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On a Mac it's in the Preferences menu instead of Tools.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-02-13 10:17:55 +0100 )edit

answered 2018-02-14 06:24:48 +0100

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They both were checked. Tried paste in a new blank document and hit return -- still no hyperlink. Unchecked and then checked both boxes and then clicked Apply. Hyperlinks now work. I am not sure why it wasn't working before this uncheck/check/apply step, but happy that it is now working.

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