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Hi there,

I have a gazillion footnotes, most of which contain a non clickable link. Is there an easy way to change a link into an hyperlink? I have alt. Search and Replace, but I cannot find a way of doing it...

I have read this: http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questio... and tried to apply it in reverse (selecting all footnotes using Alt. Search and Replace, but it is not working. URL recognition in autocorrect is selected already.

Thanks :)

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### Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp close date 2016-02-20 18:40:37.828822

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If the Alternate Search and Replace extension supports regular expression capture groups, then it should be possible to trigger URL recognition by inserting a space after each URL. Something like search for: (http://[^ ]*) and replace with: \1 i.e., backslash one followed by a space. Capture groups do not appear to be supported in the LO-provided Search / Replace facility.

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that regex won't work (starting that you have to replace with \$1, but that isn't all!)

( 2014-04-03 10:24:24 +0200 )edit
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The replace bit didn't work, or perhaps I should say I could not make it work... Anyway, I didn't realize that it was enough to add a space at the end of the link, so I did that manually... That took me only a few ins, and less than it would have taken me to learn how to use regualr expressions :D

( 2014-04-03 11:19:59 +0200 )edit