Open Office on the Mac

Stephen Shaw sshaw at decriptor.com
Tue Dec 30 19:56:18 MST 2008


On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Devlin Daley <devlin at instructure.com> wrote:
>>> I grabbed two files I had lying around and got these numbers:
>>> odt | pdf | hybrid pdf
>>> 12K   32K   40K
>>> 16K   68K   80K
>>>
>>> -- Devlin
>>
>> Not bad.  Thanks for putting that to the test.  It looks like in those
>> cases there's about 4k of shared data, assuming the pdf embedded OOo is
>> still compressed. I got the impression that it's not part of OOo 3 by
>> default?  If not, where do you get that extension?  I'll be moving to
>> OOo 3 as soon as I upgrade to OpenSuse 11.1.
>
> Not part of OOo 3 by default. It's an inaccurately named extension
> from Sun Microsystems called PDF Importer. (ok, so it actually does
> try to import pdfs and convert them into odf, so that's the origin of
> the name). It adds a new checkbox to the PDF export dialog box. You
> must also have this extension to open hybrid pdf files.
>
> http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/pdfimport
>
> It's in beta.
>
> -- Devlin


My wife runs into a lot of crashes with open office 3 on her mac.
Any one else having issues like this?

Stephen



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