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Bug#538062: closed by Rene Engelhard <rene@debian.org> (Re: Bug#538062: openoffice.org-pdfimport: does not work at all (or is undocumented))



On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:12:29 +0200 Rene Engelhard wrote:

[...]
> Francesco Poli wrote:
> > Well, then I think the package description could be clarified a bit.
> 
> Why?

Because I think it could mislead other people, exactly like it did with
me...

> Import is meant as Import like any Word document can be imported :)
> Would you also try to add another word document as image in a Writer
> document? ;)

You should not assume that everybody is already familiar with
OpenOffice.org (or even office automation suite) terminology.
Especially, you should not assume that people reading package
descriptions (in order to decide whether they want to install a given
package) are already familiar with the package parlance or that of
related packages.

Personally, I do not use OpenOffice.org very often (I use LaTeX much
more); hence, I am not overly used to its jargon...

> 
> > However, it seems that this extension is useful only for opening
> > PDF documents inside Draw and things like that.
> 
> Indeed.

Then, I think the package description should at least mention that the
extension is meant for importing PDF documents into Draw (rather than
into OpenOffice.org, which is too vague).

> 
> > I failed to figure out whether I can actually insert PDF files
> > as pictures into Writer documents.
> 
> Copy'n'paste from Draw?

I've already tried this way.

Apart from being an overly complicated and slow method (try to do that
with tens of PDF files...), the problem is that it does *not* seem to
accomplish my goal: the PDF drawing is pasted into the Writer document,
but it seems to become part of the background, as I can put text *over*
it; I fail to find a way to make Writer treat it as an actual figure...


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