I use 4.1.4 on Ubuntu
I only had View / Print Layout, Web Layout when viewing an HTML file.
Then I played around with the LO Writer and Writer/Web options, plus the
After I added the "browser plug-in optional check-box, the page now had
I did not save the HTML file, since I did not want any changes to the
Now that HTML file opens and always shows the View HTML_source, but then
opening a second HTML file along with the first one, afer I unchecked
everything I thought I changed, it opens without the HTML_Source
option. Two files opened at the same time and one has the View
HTML_Source and the other does not.
SO, why is one now showing that HTML source option and the other does
not. The HTML_Source one did not originally have that option till I did
some check-box adding. So something changed to see the HTML source code
in Writer for the original and not for the next one.
YES, it is weird.
Well, now I just opened the first file and it is no longer showing the
HTML_Source view option. Weirder yet.
It might have something to do with the "Field Code" check-box in
Writer/Web, and the Internet / Browser Plug-in / Display documents in
browser check-box. Right now, I have the field code check-box checked
in Writer, but not in Writer/Web.
So do you have the Field Code check-boxes checked in one or both
Writer/Web view and Writer view options, and the browser plug-in checked?
Why you see the view source option for one file and then not for another
is a mystery. Was there some "script" tagged with the original file for
a bit so it would show the HTML source view but not tagged with the
other file. Then get "untagged" with the first one after playing around
again with the check-boxes during the viewing of the file, so the LO
shut down and then opening the first page again after restarting LO.
SO, this source viewing and non source viewing of the HTML files/pages
is in Ubuntu's 4.1.4 [64-bit] version and not just in 18.104.22.168.
ALSO, it seems to open differently with how the page is opened. Close
all your LO documents. This will display the option showing Text
Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, etc.. Also it shows the "Open"
option. I just found out that if I press the "Text Document" option to
open the HTML file, it does not show the HTML Source viewing option.
Yet, if I open the same file using the "Open" option, instead of the
"Text Document" option, I get to see the HTML Source viewing option.
So how are you opening your files? Open Text Documents? Or, just the
"Open" option? It does seem to make a difference in 22.214.171.124. It may
have the same affect in 126.96.36.199.
[hopefully you are not confused by my descriptions, since it is about
3:30 in the morning here. Got up to see the snow storm that hit here a
few hours ago and now predicted to be in full force.]
On 02/04/2014 10:33 PM, null wrote:
On 2/4/2014 10:06 PM, Keith Bates wrote:
What kind of files did you try that were generated by different
programs? Which ones worked? Do all the files have the .html
extension, or are some .xhtml, etc? Do you know if there is a certain
pattern in the source code of each file that causes LibreOffice to
display the source? When I tried loading an HTML file into
LibreOffice 4.2, it worked correctly. If the files do not contain any
sensitive, personal, or otherwise information that you do not want to
publish, you can send the list and I the HTML files you tried.
However, *E-Mail attachments are not accepted by the LibreOffice
mailing list server*. If you use the mailing list via Nabble, I think
you can upload a file to the server. If you use an E-Mail client to
use the mailing list, you can use something like Sendspace
No, I made sure that the "HTML source" item was not selected. I've
tried a few different files generated by different sources. Generally
they behave as I described, although I did find one that opened
I have no idea what the difference is between those that work and
those that don't.
That isn't right! Maybe another thing you can try is a clean install
of LibreOffice (with all of the settings reset). If you urgently need
a temporary solution, and nothing works, you can download LibreOffice
4.1.4 from: http://mirror.nexcess.net/tdf/libreoffice/stable/4.1.4/
Just select the type you want (I don't know if you prefer the RPM or
the Debian package).
Opening them from a blank html document makes no difference. In fact
the title bar just says LO Writer not Writer/Web.
I am using Windows Vista, and sometimes Windows 8 (mostly Vista). If
you are able to send the HTML files (at least one that works and one
that doesn't) to the list and I (that doesn't contain any personal
data), I might be able to examine the file's source and find the route
of the bug. Then, I can file an official bug that explains the
issue. I don't know if the issue is operating system-specific or not.
If I start with a blank html document and use Insert-File it shows up
as the source.
I'm using the linux version of LO. Are you using Windows or Linux?
I hope this helps!
On 05/02/14 12:39, null wrote:
In LibreOffice 4.2, there is an option under the View menu in
LibreOffice Writer/Web labeled "HTML Source." Be sure that that
item is unchecked. Also, if that doesn't fix the problem, try going
into LibreOffice, selecting File>New>HTML Document, and once in
Writer/Web, go to File>Open and select the HTML file. For me, HTML
files load in LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 correctly. Did this fix the issue?
On 2/4/2014 7:28 PM, Keith Bates wrote:
Has anyone experienced this new problem (or is it a feature?) in 4.2?
In previous versions of LO, opening an html file would give you the
file as would be seen on a web browser.
In 4.2 it is the actual html code that is displayed. This behaviour
happens when opening any html document or inserting an html file
into an open LO document.
Does anyone know of a way around this?
I use moneydance to track finances, and it allows reports to be
saved in html. Producing printed reports used to be a matter of
simply opening the Income and Expenses report in LO, inserting the
Account Balances at the end of the report, then edit titles, styles
etc at will.
I have discovered that I can open the html files in Firefox, then
copy and paste into LO, but that does seem unnecessarily
complicated, when it used to just work in a single step.
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