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Support for open/view a PDF file

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:16 am
by barneywray
Hi - I have used Writer to open .DOC and .PDF documents in the past, and particularly to open .DOC and export to PDF. This is in Win10. Some time ago I updated to 4.1.4, and recently this capability was lost. I have not tried to do a Restore. I did uninstall 4.1.4 and re-installed 4.1.3. I installed PDF import extension for Apache OpenOffice 0.1.0, but I'm not sure that is what I used previously. My installation currently opens a PDF in Draw, and it is Slow. How can I get that functionality back?

Re: Support for open/view a PDF file

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:24 am
by RoryOF
When using OO, PDF files have always been opened in Draw. OO is not a good PDF editor; there are better PDF viewers and other applications permitting more extensive editing than OO.

Re: Support for open/view a PDF file

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:58 am
by Villeroy
Install a PDF viewer. There are dozends of them for free and for all platforms.

Re: Support for open/view a PDF file

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:16 am
by ShatteredCrest
I would love to have a proper PDF editor built into OpenOffice! The free, dedicated PDF editors are all garbage and frequently just a skin for an ad-feeder platform.

Re: Support for open/view a PDF file

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:52 am
by Zizi64
I would love to have a proper PDF editor built into OpenOffice!


I think it, you must buy an Adobe Acrobat software (Not the free Reader), if you want a full featured PDF-editor software.

Re: Support for open/view a PDF file

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:54 pm
by John_Ha
See the tutorial about PDF files.
 Edit: Added hyperlink to John_Ha's tutorial about working with a PDF in this office suite. -- MrProgrammer