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Can't install aoo pdf ext

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:02 am
by justmegt
When I try to install aoo pdf ext into aoo 4.11 I get the following error:

An error occurred during file opening.

I had the same error before I upgraded from 4.00.

I tried switching my antivirus and internet securities off.

Re: Can't install aoo pdf ext

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:16 am
by kingfisher
If you are referring to Oracle PDF Import Extension, you need to install a later version :

If you are using Apache OpenOffice 4.0 or later, you must use another version: PDF Import for Apache OpenOffice.

Re: Can't install aoo pdf ext

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:17 pm
by justmegt
kingfisher wrote:If you are referring to Oracle PDF Import Extension, you need to install a later version :

If you are using Apache OpenOffice 4.0 or later, you must use another version: PDF Import for Apache OpenOffice.


Yes, that's the one I'm using.

I have Panda Global Protection and it gives me a message that a 'dangerous operation has been blocked'. I tried turning off the antivirus and firewall but the same error happens.

All I want to do is copy and paste some data from a PDF invoice into a spread sheet, to calculate the profit margins. I have since typed the info in manually but it would be useful for future reference. Copying and pasting without the PDF extension puts the data into the spread sheet but doesn't put it in individual cells.

Re: Can't install aoo pdf ext

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:43 pm
by RoryOF
justmegt wrote:
kingfisher wrote:If you are referring to Oracle PDF Import Extension, you need to install a later version :

If you are using Apache OpenOffice 4.0 or later, you must use another version: PDF Import for Apache OpenOffice.


Yes, that's the one I'm using.

I have Panda Global Protection and it gives me a message that a 'dangerous operation has been blocked'. I tried turning off the antivirus and firewall but the same error happens.


It may be that your browser has silently renamed the extension file to type .zip (IE can do this) and the OpenOffice extension installer is griping because of this. If this is the case, rename (at system level) the file involved to type .oxt and try installation again. Virus warnings for versions of OpenOffice and its extension files downloaded from the main site are almost always (always?) false positives. To install the extension you may require a Java update (a possibility - I'm not certain).

Re: Can't install aoo pdf ext

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:56 pm
by kingfisher
justmegt wrote:All I want to do is copy and paste some data from a PDF invoice into a spread sheet, to calculate the profit margins. I have since typed the info in manually but it would be useful for future reference. Copying and pasting without the PDF extension puts the data into the spread sheet but doesn't put it in individual cells.


My recollection is that you can paste to individual cells by clicking the down arrow to the right of the paste tool bar icon selecting "unformatted text" and selecting the appropriate settings in the import dialogue which you then see. The preview will indicate the result of your settings.