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Old 12-08-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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OO-3 , Editing PDF ??


FC10/ OO-3

I have the pdfimport.rpm installed.
I'm trying to edit a pdf, I can Open a PDF in Draw but it's in a black background.
I have searched Google and all the info is you can import PDF's into OO-3-Draw but I can't find a howto, to do it, Does anyone know where there is detailed howto.
Please no guesses, a location you know for sure.

Thanks
Jim
 
Old 12-08-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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Pdfimport extension is a beta version and it requires the OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta 2 to work. Be sure you have this version.

If you only want to edit a pdf file, with any program, you can
try with pdfeditor (it's nice). Good luck!
 
Old 12-08-2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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Apparently the only documentation is this brief description from the Openoffice Wiki:

PDFimport: enables you to make minor modifications to the text of existing PDF files when the original source files do not exist or you are unable to open the source files. (Whenever possible, modify the source and regenerate the PDF to obtain the best results.)

When the extension is installed, PDF is listed as a choice in the File Type drop-down list in the File > Open dialog. PDF documents open in Draw. Depending on the complexity of the layout, changes may be easy or difficult to make, and the saved result may or may not preserve the original layout. Font substitution may occur.

Each line of text appears in a separate text box. If part of the text is in a different font or font variation (for example, bold or italic), that part of the line is in a separate text box. Thus a single line of text may contain several separate text boxes. If you edit the text in one box, the result may overlap the text in the following box or leave a conspicuous gap between the two portions of text. If this occurs, you need to manually adjust the spacing between the boxes.

Graphics with transparent backgrounds are imported with black backgrounds, and these black backgrounds remain when the edited PDF is saved again. Graphics and frames anchored “to paragraph” may move away from their positions during import; any incorrect positioning remains when the PDF is saved again.

From Sun Microsystems. Open source.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 03:48 PM   #4
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And here is a description of the PDF Import architecture.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 04:31 PM   #5
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Installed;

openoffice.org-base-3.0.0-9.fc10.i386
openoffice.org-pdfimport-3.0.0-9.10.fc10.i386
 
  


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