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Writer 5.4.0.3 x64 links to bookmark broken when opening in Word 2016

In a paper manuscript I have been working on in Writer 5.4.0.3, I set many bookmarks in the references section with names such as

Bickerstaff K. Lorenzoni I. Pidgeon N. F. Poortinga W. Simmons P. (2008)

and created links to them when cited in the main text, which worked fine in the LibreOffice writer (despite the fact that the bookmark names were long and contained spaces).

When I opened the *.odt document in Word 2016, all links were formatted like plain text (not blue and underlined) AND were broken, i.e. instead of directing me to the correct reference entry, they directed me to the beginning of the document.

Now I am faced with the possibility of having to remove and recreate the links, one by one.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a likely bug?

I confess I am exasperated and disappointed with LibreOffice, and I am very near giving up on it.

Writer 5.4.0.3 x64 links to bookmark broken when opening in Word 2016

In a paper manuscript I have been working on in Writer 5.4.0.3, I set many bookmarks in the references section with names such as

Bickerstaff K. Lorenzoni I. Pidgeon N. F. Poortinga W. Simmons P. (2008)

and created links to them when cited in the main text, which worked fine in the LibreOffice writer (despite the fact that the bookmark names were long and contained spaces).

When I opened the *.odt document in Word 2016, all links were formatted like plain text (not blue and underlined) AND were broken, i.e. instead of directing me to the correct reference entry, they directed me to the beginning of the document.

Now I am faced with the possibility of having to remove and recreate the links, one by one.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a likely bug?

I confess I am exasperated and disappointed with LibreOffice, and I am very near giving up on it.

Writer 5.4.0.3 x64 links to bookmark bookmarks broken when opening document in Word 2016

In a paper manuscript I have been working on in Writer 5.4.0.3, I set many bookmarks in the references section with names such as

Bickerstaff K. Lorenzoni I. Pidgeon N. F. Poortinga W. Simmons P. (2008)

and created links to them when cited in the main text, which worked fine in the LibreOffice writer (despite the fact that the bookmark names were long and contained spaces).

When I opened the *.odt document in Word 2016, all links were formatted like plain text (not blue and underlined) AND were broken, i.e. instead of directing me to the correct reference entry, they directed me to the beginning of the document.

The reason the links are not showing as links and are directing to the start of the document apparently is that they do not direct to

Bickerstaff K. Lorenzoni I. Pidgeon N. F. Poortinga W. Simmons P. (2008)

but to

C:\Research\manuscript.docx#Bickerstaff K. Lorenzoni I. Pidgeon N. F. Poortinga W. Simmons P. (2008)

which I found out by hovering the mouse over them in Word 2016. Why they would do this, is beyond me.

Now I am faced with the possibility of having to remove and recreate the links, one by one.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a likely bug?

I confess I am exasperated and disappointed with LibreOffice, and I am very near giving up on it.

Writer 5.4.0.3 x64 links to bookmarks broken when opening document in Word 2016

In a paper manuscript I have been working on in Writer 5.4.0.3, I set many bookmarks in the references section with names such as

Bickerstaff K. Lorenzoni I. Pidgeon N. F. Poortinga W. Simmons P. (2008)

and created links to them when cited in the main text, which worked fine in the LibreOffice writer (despite the fact that the bookmark names were long and contained spaces).

When I opened the *.odt document in Word 2016, all links were formatted like plain text (not blue and underlined) AND were broken, i.e. instead of directing me to the correct reference entry, they directed me to the beginning of the document.

The Initially, I thought that the reason the links are were not showing formatted as links and are links, and were directing to the start of the document apparently is apparently, was that they do did not direct to

Bickerstaff K. Lorenzoni I. Pidgeon N. F. Poortinga W. Simmons P. (2008)

but to

C:\Research\manuscript.docx#Bickerstaff K. Lorenzoni I. Pidgeon N. F. Poortinga W. Simmons P. (2008)

which I found out by hovering the mouse over them in Word 2016. Why they would But this cannot be the real cause I found out, because when the document is opened in Word 2016, and all the links edited to work correctly, Word 2016 also appears to create such non-relative links. So I do this, not know what is beyond me.

Now going on at either the end of LibreOffice or Microsoft Word.

Sadly, now I am faced with the possibility of having to remove and recreate the links, one by one.one (which I did).

Am I doing something wrong or is this a likely bug?

I confess I am exasperated and disappointed with LibreOffice, and I am very near giving up on it.