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Hyperlink Background Color in Spreadsheets [closed]

asked 2013-01-01 21:29:18 +0200

Nerves gravatar image

updated 2020-08-02 17:23:40 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

When I add a hyperlink to text in a spreadsheet it adds a grey background color around the text. Is there a way to eliminate or customize this?

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answered 2013-01-01 22:10:22 +0200

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Two ways I know of:

Enter your hyperlink as a function, e.g. `=HYPERLINK("")

Set the field shading to your background color using Tools/Options/Libreoffice/Appearance Then in the Custom Colors Text Document section set the field shadings color setting to your cell background color.

You can save this as a custom color scheme for easy switching back and forth. You can change the unvisited links color for the hyperlink too. However I could not get the visited links color to change.

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That is still entering a color. I color code cell backgrounds. Entering the sheet background color only changes the highlight color of the hyperlink. Now instead of gray it will be white. That is no solution. I want no color like in excel. I want to try libreoffice, but this appears to indicate a serious lack of thought by the designers.

wilceee gravatar imagewilceee ( 2013-12-25 18:47:49 +0200 )edit

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