[Libreoffice-qa] [SOLVED] Re: .odt to .pdf -- file extension question

Pedro pedlino at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 08:17:56 PST 2014

Hi Markus, all

Markus Mohrhard wrote
> If it was changed it was surely not me but I remember some discussion
> about
> it either on the dev ML or in the ESC. See for example
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39168

In any case, if it does work that way under Linux but not under Windows then
it requires a bug report.
Can anyone confirm that saving a hybrid pdf under Linux (or Mac) using creates a file with a double extension?

Markus Mohrhard wrote
>> IMO a double extension  is a not such a good idea, although technically
>> it
>> might seem like a nice indicator...
> You are a bit late with this. The discussion happened a long time ago.

Not really. Astron presented the same security and usability arguments I
would use. If they were ignored then it's a TDF option.

I do agree that hybrid PDFs are one of LO's hidden jewels. I just think that
double extensions is not the way to highlight it (on the contrary, since
antivirus will possibly start warning and blocking such files...)

The best solution would be to create a new extension (possibly .hpdf as
suggested by user Stephan Zietsman) and agree with PDF Reader makers to open
these files as PDF by default and have a button to "Edit with..." (as
suggested by Astron)
IF Adobe would agree to this, then it would easily become a standard...
Maybe TDF's Marketing and PR could make this happen???

In fact this format would be a great idea for Latex files (as mentioned by
user SPM) and possibly others...


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