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How do I make all pages shown on left scrollable?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:51 pm
by yzman720
In open office when I open a large pdf file it shows all of the pages on the left side (272 of them) Only the 1st page is open and able to be scrolled up and down on. You have to manually click each page for it to display. Is there a way I can make the pages shown on the left disappear and just have it how I can scroll all pages?

Re: How do I make all pages shown on left scrollable?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:34 am
by FJCC
Open Office is not an appropriate tool for reading PDF documents. It cannot even open them without installing a PDF import extension. That extension is intended to allow very minor editing but no more. I do not have the extension so I can only assume it opens the PDF in either Impress or Draw which display only one page at a time. If you only want to read the file, use Adobe Acrobat Reader (which is free) or any other free PDF reader.

Re: How do I make all pages shown on left scrollable?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:44 am
by robleyd
Topic moved to the Draw forum as that is the tool used, in conjunction with the PDF Import extension, to open PDF files in AOO.

Re: How do I make all pages shown on left scrollable?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:22 pm
by yzman720
FJCC wrote:Open Office is not an appropriate tool for reading PDF documents. It cannot even open them without installing a PDF import extension. That extension is intended to allow very minor editing but no more. I do not have the extension so I can only assume it opens the PDF in either Impress or Draw which display only one page at a time. If you only want to read the file, use Adobe Acrobat Reader (which is free) or any other free PDF reader.


I am attaching a screen shot of what I am seeing. I used to be able to scroll through all the pages so I must have made a setting change of some sort by mistake. I am not trying to do any editing just view. Any suggestions on how to change back to be able to scroll all pages as opposed to having to click each one to view?

Re: How do I make all pages shown on left scrollable?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:42 pm
by FJCC
You are indeed using the Draw application and I do not know of any way to get it to smoothly scroll from slide to slide. My advice continues to be that you use a PDF reader rather than OpenOffice to read PDFs. If you are on Windows 10, type acrobat in the search bar at the lower left of your screen to find Acrobat Reader DC. Or you can click on the Windows icon and search for Acrobat Reader DC there.

Re: How do I make all pages shown on left scrollable?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:44 pm
by RoryOF
Page up/Page Down should move you to the next page; I don't know of a way to make the image scrollable for a lesser amount.