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Marc Paré wrote:
This thread is really about proposing, to the devs, the possibility of 
creating a "LibreOffice Reader" similar to the "Adobe .pdf Reader".

This could be an idea to investigate, but I don't know how feasible it
is; actually there is (or used to be) a "read only" mode in and LibreOffice, but if I recall correctly the
LibreOffice developers hated it.

if we were to promote a "quick and dirty" 
"LibreOffice Reader", very much like the "Adobe Acrobat Reader", whose 
sole purpose is to provide the ability to "read" ".odt" files, there 
would be no need to carry .pdf formatted files.

This, however, won't work. Document fidelity is not the aim of ODT
files, while it is the aim of PDF files (example: font embedding, but
one could find many more). Replacing PDF by ODT is just not feasible due
to the formats themselves, not to the lack of an "ODF Reader".


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