[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Libreoffice] Fwd: [PATCH] Bug 39167

Christoph Noack christoph at dogmatux.com
Sat Aug 13 06:17:56 PDT 2011

Hi Thorsten, Gerald, all!

Am Donnerstag, den 11.08.2011, 11:50 +0200 schrieb Thorsten Behrens:
> Gerald Leppert wrote:
> > Situation 3: LO user sends .od?.pdf: All users can view the file to
> > 100% in PDF viewer. If LibreOffice is installed, the counterpart can
> > edit the file to 100%. (This, of course, is limited by the current
> > implementation, through which the counterpart does not know whether
> > the received .pdf-file is a hybrid PDF or not.
> > 
> Sure, but since usually operating systems will still open the pdf in
> the default pdf viewer, that doesn't help Joe Casual User to
> recognize he can open it in LibO.
> While I concur with you that hybrid pdf is a great feature, I don't
> think we'll manage to workaround the technical/knowledge
> limitations.

Sadly, yes.

Otherwise, there would be a need to "hack" the PDF handling - e.g.
having tools forwarding non-hybrid files to Acrobat but LibO on Windows.
Sounds easy ;-)))

> If you need to give instructions on how to work with hybrid pdf
> anyway, along with the file, why bother?
> Also, since I don't see quick consensus evolving here - perhaps
> better to take the discussion to the design list.

Hehe ... or mmh ... thinking about how you perceive the design list in
this case :-)

Although I know that Gerald already invested a lot of time to convince
developers, my proposal to him is to pick a "Whiteboard" or his personal
wiki page to document the pros / cons - and possible workarounds. There
have been a lot of ideas / comments within this thread, so it might be
hard for others to follow the original idea.

My personal take is still to either make it a native read/write format,
or to keep it solely as "export" format.


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