Editing Hyperlinks

When you -click a hyperlink in a Writer document, your web browser opens with the requested web address. If you don't use a mouse, position the cursor inside the hyperlink and open the context menu by Shift+F10, then choose Open Hyperlink.

Changing the text of a hyperlink


In Writer documents, you can click anywhere into a hyperlink and edit the visible text.

If you leave the hyperlink by positioning the cursor elsewhere, only the visible text changes.

If you leave the hyperlink by entering a space character directly following the last character, the AutoCorrect - if enabled - will change the target URL to be the same as the visible text.


In all document types, you can open the Hyperlink dialog to edit a hyperlink. First set the cursor into the hyperlink or directly in front of the hyperlink, then click the Hyperlink icon on the Standard bar.

Changing the URL of a hyperlink

Changing the attribute of all hyperlinks

  1. Open the Styles window.

  2. Click the Character Styles icon.

  3. Right-click the “Internet Link” or “Visited Internet Link” character style, and choose Edit Style.

  4. In the dialog, select the new attributes, and click OK.

Editing a hyperlink button

Hyperlink buttons must be edited in Form design mode.

  1. Select menu View - Toolbars and enable the Form Controls toolbar, click on the Design Mode icon and click on the button. The button handles shows.

  2. Open context menu and select Control Properties.

  3. Edit the property in the control dialog box.

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