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How may I do Writer recognize hyperlinks automatically? [closed]

asked 2012-09-29 08:06:08 +0200

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updated 2013-07-15 22:08:11 +0200

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Hello I have a simple but MAJOR problem I need Writer recognize hyperlinks automatically I am attaching to this message a simple TXT file LINKSFILE.txt, without any format and with three internet addresses inside... http://edition.cnn.com/ http://www.nytimes.com/ http://www.usatoday.com/ Okay. What I need to do is you open the TXT file, copy the hyperlinks inside and paste them into Writer. What I need is writer recognize them automatically as hyperlinks, but this, does not happen! when you paste them, you see them as normal text. To make the pasted hyperlinks be recognized as hyperlinks you have to force that. How? just pressing the space bar at the end of each line (adding a simple space) or just pressing the return button. Then, yes, the text is recognized as an hyperlink because Writer analyze it. Well, what I need is this process be done automatically. I get my hyperlinks from a TXT file without format... I paste them in Writer Writer show them automatically underlined as hyperlinks... How may I do this? Is there any way to force Writer to recognize hyperlinks when pasting text without format? If not... could be possible to make a Macro to force the hyperlinks recognition? perhaps adding a single space at the end? or forcing a carriage return? Any idea about this?

I tried to attach a sample TXT file but the attachment button don't work, so I've uploaded a simple TXT file to deposit files, here is the link:


It is a simple TXT file, containing hyperlinks but they are without any kind of format, a TXT so when you open the file and copy the text to paste it into writer, you don't get the hyperlinks recognized. I want to force this recognition in any way?

The reason I need to do this, is because I have a lot of TXT files containing a lot of hyperlinks inside and when I copy the text into writer, they are not recognized as hyperlinks. If I have to press intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro, intro... constantly and thouands of times... I could die !!! so I need a solution please...


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answered 2012-09-29 11:29:11 +0200

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Menu Tools → AutoCorrect Options... → Options tab →
☑ ☑ URL Recognition

URL Recognition 1

Paste the text into Writer
Select all (Ctrl+A)
Apply the Paragraph Style "Default"

URL Recognition 2

Menu Format → AutoCorrect → Apply

URL Recognition 3

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Is there a similar method for Calc?

Geremia gravatar imageGeremia ( 2020-07-08 01:40:25 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-09-29 15:12:38 +0200

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I'm happy that your problem could be solved. :)

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-09-30 13:31:49 +0200 )edit

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