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[Solved] Viewing PDFs

Postby PDFUser78 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:12 pm

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Hello.

I just installed OpenOffice and scanned and saved a document as a PDF but OpenOffice cannot open it in order to view it.

Will the PDF extension allow me to views PDFs that I created or is its function limited?
Last edited by Hagar Delest on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:10 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Viewing PDFs

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:16 pm

The PDF extension's function is limited to simple cosmetic edits of PDFs. For viewing of PDFs use Adobe Reader, or some other PDF reader.
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Re: Viewing PDFs

Postby PDFUser78 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:18 pm

To be clear OpenOffice is not designed to open PDFs for viewing purposes only?
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Re: Viewing PDFs

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:24 pm

OpenOffice is not designed to view PDFs. With the addition of the PDF extension it will allow limited viewing and limited cosmetic editing. Use a dedicated PDF viewer for serious work.
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Re: Viewing PDFs

Postby PDFUser78 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:27 pm

RoryOF:

To be clear, all I want to do is view PDFs that I create and to open PDFs from trusted sources. I do not want to edit them.

Is viewing PDFs considered 'serious work' not suited for Open Office?
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Re: Viewing PDFs

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:32 pm

What part of "use a dedicated PDF viewer" do you not understand?
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Re: Viewing PDFs

Postby PDFUser78 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:34 pm

If someone else can answer my question, I would appreciate it since I am typing in plain English.

All I want to do is VIEW PDFs that I have created and those from trusted sources. I am NOT asking about editing PDFs or modifying them in any way.

Does the Open Office Extension allow viewing of PDFs or is it not designed to view PDFs at all? '
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Re: Viewing PDFs

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:50 pm

It is NOT designed to view PDF.
There are plenty of free PDF viewers available on the net.

Please add [Solved] at the beginning of the title in your first post (top of the topic) with the edit button if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: Viewing PDFs

Postby PDFUser78 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:09 pm

Thanks Hagar-That is exactly what I wanted to know.
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Re: [Solved] Viewing PDFs

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Now you have been told this three times. Are you a believer in the "What I tell you three times is true" philosophy, as expressed in "The Hunting of the Snark"?
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