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


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 – Savvas Radevic Nov 7 '13 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... – Attila Lendvai Nov 27 '13 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 '15 at 10:28
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    Impress does not yet have Character styles, so this answer is literally incorrect. – einpoklum Jun 16 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 – Savvas Radevic Jun 17 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 '18 at 17:35
  • The top voted answer did nothing for me, but going through tools > options, fixed it – DhatGuy May 31 '20 at 20:13
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    It's now under Tools > Options > Application Colors – Brian Wiley Dec 6 '20 at 6:24
  • outdated answer look below my answer – marcdahan Apr 6 at 20:23

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!


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. – Horror Vacui Jun 9 '20 at 9:45

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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