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cntrl click not working in document

asked 2015-11-23 01:02:27 +0200

operacreamcake gravatar image

updated 2015-11-25 12:26:50 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a link in a document and it is is blue and underlined. It prompts you to do a cntrl.click but it will not go off to the url.

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answered 2015-11-25 14:18:27 +0200

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Hi operacreamcake

The reason for that, normally, is because the Hyperlink is broken. LO/OO Hyperlinks are prone to such link breakage, and there is no simple method to find nor to bulk-fix those broken-links. Damn frustrating.

A simple check:

  1. Place the cursor in the middle of the hyperlink
  2. (menu):EditHyperlink (Ctrl+K)
  3. click on search button (in this case for a Heading, and therefore for a Target in Document)
    (in the image below, note that the target for the link--"5.7.13.article..."--has been found & is therefore highlighted at the top of the right-hand side window)
    (if it cannot be found, then nothing will be highlighted)
    image description

In this particular case, the Hyperlink is NOT broken; therefore, Ctrl+Click works & jumps to the target of the link.

If the Hyperlink is broken it can be fixed by entering a valid link. That is your only current option. If you have 100 identical broken links, you will need to repeat for each of the other 99 broken Hyperlinks. Nice.

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