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[tdf-discuss] Re: [libreoffice-users] [ non fixed bug] Link with a space Pdf export error (%20 characters - space ones - exported as %2520 ones)

Hi :)
That is one reason why it is best to avoid putting spaces in url names.
 Anyone who does use a space in a url looks like a clueless moron because
it fails so often.  CamelCase works far more often.  Spaces don't.

You can see the space has to be replaced by a %20 (coding = space) and that
makes the url look too geeky so most people wont even try to read it.  if
there is an 'obvious' error, typo or spelling mistake then they wont be
able to find it.  This is exacerbated by the % sign then getting replaced
by the code for % which is %25.  Presumably if you pasted that link into
most programs (including LibreOffice Writer as one amongst many) then you
would get from
and so on.

Possible work-arounds are to put it in tag-brackets such as
< su Firefox Sync>
or perhaps speechmarks?
" su Firefox Sync"
or in wiki coding-brackets
{ su Firefox Sync}

I don't know if any of those work in your email-client or in Writer.
 Different programs handle these sorts of things differently so i tend to
give people thebasic link and then tell them how to navigate from there.
 eg "
and look for the link  about syncing"

Regards from
Tom :)

On 9 May 2013 12:29, Carlo Strata <> wrote:

Hi Everyone and sorry for my long silence!

I have not read the mailing list for a long, but I am always here to use,
test, update and spread LibreOffice! ;-)

Since 4.x versions - but maybe since before:

1. if you create a new writer document and copy in it a with-space-link
like this:
2. save the document;
3. export the document in pdf with the default settings;
4. open the exported pdf;
5. click on the clickable link;
6. you will get this wrong link instead:
7. if you open that link from the odt (as usual with a ctrl+click) you get
instead the right link and the browser open correctly!
8. if you leave your mouse cursor on the link both on the pdf and the odt
documents you will get a correct title yellow lable ("tooltip") too!
9. I finally think there is a bug on the pdf export module.
10. This is the same if you create the above document with the Insert ->
Hypertext link menu function.

I have tested this on each new testing release, but only today I have
found the mental time to write this mail.
I am also going to search if there is a related issue yet and if not, as I
used in the near past, I will post a new one.

Have a sunny day,


p.s. on this Saturday I will see Italo (Vignoli) on Venice (where I live)
in a very interesting public access Venetian Engineers Meeting that I help
to organize... :-)

ing. Carlo Strata
via Botticelli 1/4
30031 Dolo - VE
Italia - Italy
tel./fax +39.041.822.0665
cell. +39.347.85.69.824
Skype carlo.strata
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