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Old 10-16-2009, 08:03 AM   #1
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PDF in OpenOffice 3


I have installed OpenOffice 3 in windows xp system ...
All other documents are opening
But my PDF documents are not opening ...!!!

plz help ...!!!!
 
Old 10-16-2009, 08:49 AM   #2
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OpenOffice.org 3 does not view PDF documents. I can create them, but it does not view them. You will need another program, like Adobe Reader.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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OpenOffice.org 3 does not view PDF documents. I can create them, but it does not view them. You will need another program, like Adobe Reader.
Ideally not too much like Adobe Reader! Seriously -- what are the alternatives? Xpdf does show .pdf files but is very limited in functionality.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 02:14 PM   #4
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Use "evince" its an alternative that has more functionality then Xpdf
 
Old 10-16-2009, 03:02 PM   #5
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What's wrong with Adobe Reader?

(but I do like Evince also....)
 
Old 10-16-2009, 03:15 PM   #6
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What's wrong with Adobe Reader?
It's so slow! I didn't realise how slow until switching to Foxit (on WXP) which is a lot quicker and more convenient to use (may have had more functionality -- I forget the details). On ubuntu, "Document Viewer" was at least as good as Foxit but I don't want to Gnomeify my Slackware+Xfce installation. Oh -- and Adobe Reader is not OSS.

EDIT (update):

Turns out Gnome's "Document Viewer" is evince and it doesn't require any more Gnome-ification than I already had (Gtk?)

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Old 10-16-2009, 03:20 PM   #7
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Going off-topic just for a moment......

There is nothing inherently wrong with proprietary SW---at least Adobe is supporting us with Acroread, Flash, etc.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 03:28 PM   #8
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Going off-topic just for a moment......

There is nothing inherently wrong with proprietary SW---at least Adobe is supporting us with Acroread, Flash, etc.
True ... but he's right about the slowness of Acro-reader (its slow) and all the inherent security flaws with Adobe products.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 03:28 PM   #9
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I have no problem with Evince (personally, I prefer the non-GNOME-dependent Epdfviewer), gv, xpdf or any others, but the poster said that they were running Windows and I would rather they do the easy-to-install Adobe route than having to worry about downloading GTK+, et cetera. Can you even get Evince and xpdf for Windows? I don't think so.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 01:28 AM   #10
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... but the poster said that they were running Windows ...
Oh my gosh, so they did! Another reading comprehension test failed! Then Foxit would be a good choice (as would posting on a Windows forum!).
 
Old 10-17-2009, 01:56 AM   #11
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Oh my gosh, so they did! Another reading comprehension test failed! Then Foxit would be a good choice (as would posting on a Windows forum!).
I agree I missed that also ...
 
  


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