[Solved] Trying to insert .PDF

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[Solved] Trying to insert .PDF

Postby pooky2483 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:30 am

I am trying to insert .pdf documents into writer but I’m having problems, I *think* I have the PDF add-on installed (see screenshot)
But I don’t know how to use it.
I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and Libreoffice Version 3.6.4.3 (Build ID: 2ef5aff)
Is the pdf add-on compatible with my version of Writer?

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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby thomasjk » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:42 am

You can only use Draw for the PDF files and the editing is very limited. If you need to edit PDF files use a dedicated PDF editor.
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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby pooky2483 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:17 pm

I dont want to edit the pdf's, just insert them inline with my text in writer.
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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby RoryOF » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:27 pm

pooky2483 wrote:I dont want to edit the pdf's, just insert them inline with my text in writer.


The easiset way is to convert them into a graphics format (.tif/.png/jpg) in an external application such as Gimp.
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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby pooky2483 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:50 pm

What's the aforementioned add-on for then?
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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby TheGurkha » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:16 pm

pooky2483 wrote:What's the aforementioned add-on for then?


As explained above, it allows you to edit (in a minimal way) PDFs within Draw.
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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby acknak » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:51 pm

What's your purpose for inserting the pdf? Is it a graphic you need? Or do you want the reader of your document to be able to refer to the pdf document. The former may work with the extension: just insert the pdf in Draw, then copy/paste it into Writer. You may need to use Paste Special as embedded object (I think that's shown as "Draw 8" maybe?). It's likely to be simpler just to use an image instead of the pdf in this case, as already mentioned.

If you just want to provide the pdf along with your document, OOo has no support for that. You just have to provide it as a separate file.
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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby pooky2483 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:58 pm

I want to create a document with PDF's inserted where needed between the writing.
e.g.

Paragraph
PDF
Paragraph
PDF
PDF
Paragraph
etc..etc..
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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby thomasjk » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:41 pm

You will have to open each PDF with Draw. Then copy and paste into Writer. I don't think you will find the result very satisfactory.
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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:16 pm

Depending on the complexity of the PDF layouts, it may be quicker to just copy paste their content and reproduce their formatting.
Or export them as pictures to be inserted if you want a 100% fidelity.

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Re: Trying to insert .PDF

Postby pooky2483 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:19 am

I think that's what I'm going to have to do, convert them to .jpg's and put them in like that.
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