Issue with LibreOffice Writer (exporting .rtf to .pdf)


  • currently: saving a .docx document (containing web links (https://…) and text) as a a .rtf document preserves the links fine (they can be opened with CTRL + Click);
  • further: exporting the saved .rtf document to a .pdf document: exports it only as text (the web links (in the exported pdf) cannot be opened)

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and
Libre Office:
Build ID: 1:6.4.7-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Thank you in advance

And what happens. if you start using .odt, which is the native format of the application you are working with?

I can confirm this. And regardless of the idea that working with native format is the best way, this is a bug. Since LibreOffice imports the link into its own document model as a link, it must also export it correctly. Since exporting works for links in ODT and DOCX, not exporting them when loaded from RTF is a bug. I suggest you to file it to the bug tracker. Thanks!

Thank you for your feedback!
For anyone interested: I have reported the bug to: