Fixing Broken Images in OpenOffice

FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

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thanks for the tip

hskoppek's picture

you have relieved me off a major headache. Is there a way to set OpenOffice so that links are broken by default or automatically?

While I much appreciate that

Anonymous's picture

While I much appreciate that an Ogg Theora copy of the video is offered, I'd prefer it if the site optimistically placed the Ogg Theora video in the HTML5 video tag as the default means of presenting the video, and only fell back to the Flash version if necessary. Is that the plan going forward?

When I have a plan, I will be

Webmistress's picture

When I have a plan, I will be sure to let you know! ;)

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

ogg video seems broken itself

Arvi Pingus's picture

Downloaded the video about fixing broken images in OpenOffice.
After the guy with/without his glasses a 3 sec OpenOffice background is showing.
Boom, End, Ho.

Seems broken itself :)


Excellent, Practical Tip !

ProfBib's picture

I have had this happen to me once or twice: It's great to know how to solve and/or avoid it in the future. Keep up the good work, Shawn!

The best thing about this

Webmistress's picture

The best thing about this tech tip was that it was inspired by a very real experience. I was having breakfast with Shawn, Bill and Kyle before my SCaLE presentation, and I pulled up my presentation on my netbook and had lost all my images. Oops! Luckily I had Shawn there to give me a live, on-the-spot tech tip. ;)

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

Just had an epic OMG and RTFM moment

Luigimax's picture

I looked for this option so many times! I just did not know what it was called. So much for my many hours of wasted time. On the more important side note, This is the best tech tip(personal application) that I have seen since last summer.

similar to ms office

thogarty's picture

i've had the same problem on windows with ms office. good to know how to fix in open office, thanks!

Great Tip!

XenosNS's picture

I was making business cards in OpenOffice yesterday with images and it kept asking me to update my links. I really didn't know what that was asking lol. Thank goodness I saw this before I tried to move my file to another computer.