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Re: [tdf-discuss] Better PDF import?

2014-06-21 11:22 GMT+02:00 Italo Vignoli <>:

On 21/06/14 11:07, Mateusz Zasuwik wrote:

I noticed you guys heavily work over many dead formats. But did anyone
think about better PDF Import? I lost my data lately and I had open some
old PDF files which turn out to be normal PDF (not hybrid PDF/ODT). I
opened it via LO but document was rendered within Draw, not Writer or
Impress as it should be done. You also should take account of fact that
Office opens every PDF file and easily convert it on its native format
makes this software more useful for normal users. Hybrid PDF is cool
feature, but probably it won't become major file format for long time.
market is dominated by normal PDF and in this area LireOffice just suck.
maybe someone who assigns aims for future (TDF Board?) should regroup
thoughts once again and concentrates for features needed on a daily

The right behaviour is to open PDFs in Draw.

Why is it right behavior? Bigger part of documents floating around in
Internet are documents crated in text editor. Later in the queue we
have presentations
or spreadsheets. The likelihood that user will need open "PDF-ed text
document" is incomparably greater than anything else and in spite of it,
these documents are opened in "picture module".

Have you ever used MS Office 2013 to open a PDF? It sucks at least as
much as any other software.

I did and it worked much better than LibreOffice does. There is no
faultless software but in this case, LibreOffice just sucks more than MS

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