Support for open/view a PDF file

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Support for open/view a PDF file

Postby barneywray » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:16 am

Hi - I have used Writer to open .DOC and .PDF documents in the past, and particularly to open .DOC and export to PDF. This is in Win10. Some time ago I updated to 4.1.4, and recently this capability was lost. I have not tried to do a Restore. I did uninstall 4.1.4 and re-installed 4.1.3. I installed PDF import extension for Apache OpenOffice 0.1.0, but I'm not sure that is what I used previously. My installation currently opens a PDF in Draw, and it is Slow. How can I get that functionality back?
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Re: Support for open/view a PDF file

Postby RoryOF » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:24 am

When using OO, PDF files have always been opened in Draw. OO is not a good PDF editor; there are better PDF viewers and other applications permitting more extensive editing than OO.
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Re: Support for open/view a PDF file

Postby Villeroy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:58 am

Install a PDF viewer. There are dozends of them for free and for all platforms.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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