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 web
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
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 188.8.131.52.
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 184.108.40.206. It may have
the same affect in 220.127.116.11.
[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:
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 correctly.
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
I have no idea what the difference is between those that work and those
Opening them from a blank html document makes no difference. In fact the
title bar just says LO Writer not Writer/Web.
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
If I start with a blank html document and use Insert-File it shows up as
I'm using the linux version of LO. Are you using Windows or Linux?
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.
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
18.104.22.168 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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