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Force use of Draw when opening a PDF

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 11:10 am
by triplemaya
I am trying to use ooo Draw to open a pdf for simple text editing. It opens writer instead, which of course cannot cope.
Tried changing the file extension.
Tried installing l Oracle PDF Import Extension (for OpenOffice 3.x).
Always uses Writer
This however works perfectly on Libre so I assume it must be possible!
Running Ubuntu 20.04 with MATE 1.24.0 though I imagine this issue is OS agnostic.

Re: Force use of Draw

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 11:19 am
by Hagar Delest
LibreOffice has benefited from a much more active development since the forking. It may be more advanced about PDF import.
Have you tried to open Draw first and from Draw to open the PDF?

Re: Force use of Draw

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 2:59 pm
by John_Ha
1. Install the Add-on.
2. File > New > Draw ..., to ensure you have started Draw.
3. File > Open ..., and navigate to the PDF.

See [Tutorial] How do I view or edit a PDF file with OpenOffice?

Re: Force use of Draw

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:14 pm
by triplemaya
Thanks. Does not work! That is my problem. Even when I open Draw, and do the open from there, it opens in Writer!?

Re: Force use of Draw

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:18 pm
by Hagar Delest
Well, try LibreOffice then.

Re: Force use of Draw

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 8:18 pm
by triplemaya
Thanks. I am now using libre for this purpose.
It seems it ought to be possible in ooo.

Re: Force use of Draw

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 8:25 pm
by John_Ha
triplemaya wrote:Even when I open Draw, and do the open from there, it opens in Writer!?

That suggests either the add-one has not been installed or it isn't a proper PDF file.

Try this PDF file.