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Steve Edmonds <steve.edmonds@pt-global.com> writes:

Thanks, I get by with PS2PDF but don't get the table of contents
working.

Yes, AFAIK postscript doesn't support that. If there's some tool that is
able to extract and add bookmark information to a PDF, you can try
generating the PDF directly from LibO and injecting its bookmarks into
the one generated by ps2pdf.

With SVG support, may be a conversion of my EPS's to SVG will solve the
problem.
Cheers, steve

On 15/03/11 21:04, Fernand Vanrie wrote:
Steve,

I filed 2 years ago a issue on OO for that.
Indeed it blocks a lot of efforts made to make PDF happen, and the
tool is still  useless for many (professional) users. EPSvector  is
still the standard for all graphic applications.
Like Micheal says, the code needs a bit more love :-)

Some warm, loving love :-) There are at least two issues in OOo bugzilla
involving encapsulated postscript

- If there is no preview bitmap in the EPS, OOo will generate one. That
  takes some time, and the preview gets cached, and therefore it can be
  uncached. I personally saw the worst possible effects of this: a
  document with several big EPS images would take long scrolling up and
  down.

  http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=77068

- The one this thread is about:
  http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14163

But, in a nutshell, it is not easy: embedding postscript in PDF needs
some kind of conversion. It's not only LibO and OOo, pdflatex also needs
vectorial pictures to be in PDF.

Rendering eps in OOo/LibO is quite harder than rendering other vectorial
formats, because postscript is a programming language, so LibO would
need to understand postscript, and would still have to re-interpret it
each time the image is displayed.

But I'm glad it supports EPS the way it does, it is already
helpful. Even if I have to print to postscript, at least I can use
eps images directly.


Greetz

Fernand
LO, also OO do not create pdf's correctly from documents containing
EPS's.
This occurs on 3.3.1 on Suse and OSX.
The PDF is not created with the vector data of the EPS but the low
resolution bitmap (if there is one) used for positioning.
To create a correct PDF I must print to file (PS) and use PS2PDF.

Is this a bug?

steve




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