Impress .ppt export does not preserve Target

Bug #1294342 reported by Patryk on 2014-03-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When exporting to .ppt format Impress changes Edit -> Hyperlink... -> Target from:

to blank.

ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-17 (92 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
MarkForUpload: True
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: libreoffice 1:4.2.2~rc1-0ubuntu1~saucy1 [origin: LP-PPA-libreoffice-libreoffice-4-2]
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-18.32-generic
Tags: saucy third-party-packages
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-18-generic x86_64
UnreportableReason: This is not an official Ubuntu package. Please remove any third party package and try again.
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dialout dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

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As well, could you please attach an Impress file, that when saved to .ppt demonstrates this problem?

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected saucy third-party-packages
description: updated

apport information

Patryk, could you please specify which slide has the hyperlink?

Patryk (pmalek) wrote :

Second and third slides have hyperlinks.

  • slide2.odp Edit (160.7 KiB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)

Cut slide 2 from original attachment.

tags: added: ppa

Patryk, regarding saving it as .ppt and reopening in Impress, the text is still a Hyperlink. However, the following changes were noticed:
1) Target of the Hyperlink went from:

to blank.
2) Text color of the hyperlinked letters changed.
3) Text font of the hyperlinked letters changed.
4) Text font size of the hyperlinked letters changed.
5) Paragraph Line spacing changed from single to Proportional 94%.
6) As well, when opening the document in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (11.5529.8172) the text is no longer a URL.

As each of these issues are treated as their own separate bug report, this report would only be focusing on 1).

Hence, the issue you are reporting is an upstream one. It would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions verbatim at . If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about the status. Thanks in advance.

Helpful bug reporting tips:

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04

apt-cache policy libreoffice-impress
  Installed: 1:4.2.1-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:4.2.1-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:4.2.1-0ubuntu1 0
        500 trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Incomplete → Triaged
description: updated
summary: - Impress .ppt export does not preserve hyperlinks
+ Impress .ppt export does not preserve Target
tags: added: trusty
Patryk (pmalek) wrote :

Submitted bug on bugzilla (
(couldn't submit on because I got the note : There is no version named ' rc' in the 'LibreOffice' product.)

Upstream report has nothing to do with downstream. Unlinking.

Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
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