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From Martin Hediger <>
Subject Re: Question Replace Path in Calc
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2011 10:52:17 GMT
I was using the search & replace dialog and set "search in Formulae". 
However, when I replace a "link", it becomes a string, and so no longer 
clickable. Then my file does not open. How can I keep it a link to a file?

Thanks for any hints.

Am 02.11.11 13:39, schrieb Rob Weir:
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:59 AM, Terry<>  wrote:
>> Use the Find and Replace tool.  If you do not have a toolbar icon, it is in the menu
'Edit' (Ctrl + F).
>> When the dialogue opens, press the button on the bottom left labelled "More Options."
 Make sure it says to search in 'Formulae' (an anachronism meaning formulas).  Enter the wording
you want to replace under "Search for" and enter the new wording under "Replace with."
> That's a good solution.  Another approach is to use Calc's text
> functions to calculate the new path.  This can work for more
> complicated examples.
> LEFT(), RIGHT(), REPLACE(), FIND(), SEARCH(), CONCATENATE() are useful for this.
> -rob
>> Regards.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Martin Hediger<>
>>> To:
>>> Cc:
>>> Sent: Wednesday, 2 November 2011 7:58 PM
>>> Subject: Question Replace Path in Calc
>>> Dear List
>>> I maintain a little database about some results from published experiments in
>>> calc spreadsheet. To be able to conveniently view the publication reporting a
>>> specific experimental value, I included links to PDFs on my local machine, such
>>> that I can just hit the link and open the PDF if I need to recall some details
>>> about an experimental value. Something like this:
>>> Energy Name PDF
>>> 3.141 C3PO /Users/me/data/c3po.pdf
>>> 2.718 R2D2 /Users/me/data/r2d2.pdf
>>> [...]
>>> Now, I had to adjust the directory structure, and so the links are not exactly
>>> correct anymore. The path would now be /Users/me/project/data/*pdf.
>>> How can I adjust the links to this new path? I tried "Spelling, F7",
>>> but it only gives suggestions for the Names, not the links.
>>> Any suggestions are appreciated.
>>> Martin

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