I have a lot of Powerpoint slides that I converted to LibreOffice Impress. The resulting hyperlinks are very faded, very hard to see. I can't seem to find any way to change the colour of hyperlinks as a whole.

Any colour change I do make on an individual url link does not hold when converted back to .ppt which is sometimes necessary.

I have tried the tools=options=libreoffice=appearance route but it only seems to affect the very first hyperlink in the slide set

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Styles and Formatting window


Change the attribute of all hyperlinks

Open the Styles and Formatting window.

Click the Character Styles icon.

Right-click the "Internet Link" or "Visited Internet Link" character style, and choose Modify.

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


  • Character Styles icon = button on top of the styles and formatting window

    Character Styles icon in Libreoffice

  • Changes should be made to "Hyperlink" too (if you used or converted from a Microsoft Office Word document).

  • In order to make changes to a text, select the text you want to change and double-click (left-click) on a character style (e.g. "Hyperlink").
  • @AttilaLendvai libreoffice draw is a drawing program, it doesn't have to do with writing, therefore I think that character styles doesn't exist for draw. Also, you could try the new 4.1.x versions. If you use ubuntu 12.04 you can try using this ppa: launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/libreoffice-4-1 Nov 7, 2013 at 23:41
  • it's a drawing program, but it has textboxes, which i would expect to behave the same as writing text in Writer. but it's not an urgent issue for me, so i'll just wait an check the next time i need it... Nov 27, 2013 at 8:14
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    same goes for impress, which the original question is about. There seems to be no "Character Styles" interface in recent versions of LibreOffice (4 or 5).
    – amenthes
    Nov 1, 2015 at 10:28
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    Impress does not yet have Character styles, so this answer is literally incorrect.
    – einpoklum
    Jun 16, 2021 at 10:32
  • apologies, I'm not sure if this was valid at the time. I must've been thinking of ms office word/libreoffice writer. you are definitely right though, nowadays it's not applicable. I'd remove it, but seems just people upped this, so I guess it does provide an answer even for the wrong question Jun 17, 2021 at 11:47

There are two places which control the internet or index link color -- see image:

  1. Tools > Options > APPEARANCE > Unvisited Links, Visited Links
  2. Format > Styles and Formatting > Character Styles ("a in box" icon) > Index Link, Internet Link

My document is using Index Links which were blue and which I wanted to be black. I changed the Index Link character style to be Black but only some of them changed. Then I found the Appearance controls under Tools>Options and by turning the Links colors off it worked.


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    Completely outdated answer.
    – ThePhi
    Jul 22, 2018 at 17:35
  • The top voted answer did nothing for me, but going through tools > options, fixed it
    – DhatGuy
    May 31, 2020 at 20:13
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    It's now under Tools > Options > Application Colors Dec 6, 2020 at 6:24
  • outdated answer look below my answer
    – marcdahan
    Apr 6, 2021 at 20:23

Tools > Options > Application Colors

Then scroll down to "Unvisited links" and "Visited links"

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    This newer answer was correct for LibreOffice 6.0. Note that this setting will change only the color of new hyperlinks. Jun 9, 2020 at 9:45
  • This is the correct answer for newer versions of libreoffice (
    – sberder
    Apr 19, 2022 at 7:01

Go to Tools, then choose Options. From there, a window should pop up and one of the selections is Appearance under the LibreOffice tab. A checkbox displaying the colours for a visited or unvisited link can be changed. Good luck!


There are two places which control hyperlink colors in LibreOffice

  1. to format all your hyperlinks on the whole document

Tools > Options... > Application Colors > Visited Links ...and set the color Tools > Options... > Application Colors > Unvisited Links ...and set the color

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  1. to format a particular hyperlink on your document

Format > Character... > Hyperlink (in the Tab) > Character Styles (in the box) then set the color by choosing the "source text" for example then personalize the hyperlink's style

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