PDF import extension-How to use?

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PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby CalWriter » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:33 pm

I realize from responses to another thread which I started that the editing "potential" of the PDF extension is limited. But are there any instructions available as to how to use this extension?

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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:54 pm

Just open the PDF, the extension will try to recollect the different objects and change it (into frames IIRC). yuo may end up with a bunch of text fragments in different frames.

Thanks to add '[Solved]' at beginning of your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby CalWriter » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:08 pm

Are there any printed instructions for the PDF import extension?

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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:37 pm

There is no manual, it's a complex filter that will try to import the document. But the user has no influence. Open the PDF and that's all. Either it works or it doesn't. But in latter case, nothing to be done to change that.
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby rubo77 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:46 pm

when i open a pdf with openoffice i just get stuff like
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i have the extension installed:
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby acknak » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:45 pm

When you have the import extension installed, and you open a PDF, it should appear as a new OOo Draw window, but it looks like yours is imported as text into OOo Calc.

What steps did you use when you opened the file? Did you do anything to try and have it open in Calc, or did OOo just decide that on its own?

Could you attach your PDF file here, if it's not too big (128k limit)? You can use the "Upload Attachment" link (below the message entry area after you click "POST REPLY"). [Forum] How to attach a document here
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby rubo77 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:37 pm

i tried calc and i tried writer, but if i click on "open with..." and chose oo-draw, it still opens a new oo-writer window and opens it :{
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby acknak » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:22 pm

What happens if, rather than starting from the desktop, you first start Draw (with a new, empty document), then do File > Open and select your PDF?

If that does not work, either OOo or your PDF file is broken somehow. You can attach your PDF and we can see if that's the problem, or you can try opening a PDF file that you know is good.
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:50 pm

If you open Adobe Reader, will it open your .pdf? If not, the .pdf is broken.
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby rubo77 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:58 pm

the pdfs can be opened by all pdf-viewers: but not with my oo-draw

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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby thomasjk » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:13 pm

I can open the pdf in Draw with 3.2.1 on Win 7.
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:21 pm

It opened for me with 3.3 (build m81) on Windows 2000. I suggest using OOo Extension Manager to remove the extension, then re-downloading and re-installing.

 Edit: I note there are two versions for the Mac. You need to make certain you D/L the correct one. 
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby rubo77 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:28 am

i use ubuntu
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Re: PDF import extension-How to use?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:59 am

I suggest using OOo Extension Manager to remove the extension, then re-downloading and re-installing.
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