Bug 48462 - PDF as a graphical image
Summary: PDF as a graphical image
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.2 release
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2012-04-09 03:41 UTC by Bob Harvey
Modified: 2018-06-10 09:59 UTC (History)
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Description Bob Harvey 2012-04-09 03:41:28 UTC
I'd like to import another OOo proposal:

This was a propsal not for editing existing PDFs, but using PDFs as a graphical element for writer, draw, etc. to allow documents to be illustrated, or additional mark-ups to be applied on top.

At the moment I do this in a two-step manner: I use gimp to read in a pdf and save as a (very large, high dpi) .png, then link to the .png as a graphical element.  Doing it all in one step would be great.

so would the ability to use one page of a multi-page PDF as a graphical element.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2012-06-30 23:52:29 UTC
Marked as NEW (CONFIRMED) and set as MEDIUM ENHANCEMENT because I think that it is useful for a reasonable amount of people but might be hard to implement. We'll keep it on the list of to do's and hopefully get to it soon. Thanks for the suggestion
Comment 2 Bob Harvey 2013-11-19 08:20:50 UTC
In version 4 I have been able to open multi-page PDFs in Draw, and lock the layer they are opened on, then annotate them on another layer.

So that is a useful improvement in my work flow.

But I would still like to be able to open them as a pure graphic, and in other parts of the package.
Comment 3 opensuse.lietuviu.kalba 2018-06-10 09:59:24 UTC
Fixed in LO 5.3.0 as https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89727