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[Solved] I can't import PDF

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:12 pm
by Lucas Malor
Libreoffice acts as the PDF Import extension is not installed: PDFs are opened as simple ASCII text. I experienced this problems since Ubuntu 10.10, when I installed Libreoffice DEBs by hand (I don't have an internet connection...), but I continue to have this issue even if I updated to Ubuntu 11.04, with Libreoffice included in official CD.

This is my list of installed packages: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/33183126/packages.txt

Re: I can't import PDF

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:54 pm
by Zizi64
PDFs are opened as simple ASCII text.

What application have you tried to open the pdf file with?

The PDF_Import works only in Draw program, but not work in Writer. And it have a limited capability of editing. You can edit the texts (as LABELS), or you can edit, change the pictures, other objects...

Re: I can't import PDF

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:12 pm
by Lucas Malor
Zizi64 wrote:What application have you tried to open the pdf file with?

Draw and the general libreoffice opener.

Re: I can't import PDF

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:04 pm
by thomasjk
As stated previously the PDF Import Extension is the only way to open a PDF file. It will open in Draw for very limited editing. If you have the PDF Import Extension installed and open a PDF file it will always open in Draw.

Re: I can't import PDF

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:29 pm
by Lucas Malor
The fact is I have PDF import but I can't import in Draw. See the list of my installed packages in the first post.

Re: I can't import PDF

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:38 pm
by thomasjk
Try the LO version http://www.libreoffice.org/. You might also want to update the extension. Does the PDF Import Extension show in Tools-->Extension Manager? If not its not installed.

Re: I can't import PDF

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:58 pm
by Lucas Malor
thomasjk wrote:Try the LO version http://www.libreoffice.org/

It works, thank you. I don't know why version for Ubuntu doesn't work for me.

Re: [Solved] I can't import PDF

PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:47 pm
by konsultor
I want to confirm that installing LibO from the latest download (3.4.3), rather than the 3.4.2 in the openSuse repo, seemed to correct the problem in LIbO 3.4.2. In 3.4.3, I installed the PDF Install extension, which came first as ver. 1.0.4 but I was able to update to 1.0.5 easily. PDF's open now in a spreadsheet. Still haven't figured out the way to get the PDF into a DOC file, however.

Re: [Solved] I can't import PDF

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:47 pm
by Lucas Malor
konsultor wrote:Still haven't figured out the way to get the PDF into a DOC file, however.

You can't. The extension can't use the Writer.