Bug 51764 - : extensions page misleading, they aren't "included in the package" on Linux
Summary: : extensions page misleading, they aren't "included in the package" on Linux
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WWW (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-05 15:54 UTC by skierpage
Modified: 2012-07-05 16:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description skierpage 2012-07-05 15:54:41 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Google search for "libreoffice import PDF"
2. Visit http://www.libreoffice.org/features/extensions/
3. It optimistically says
"Note that, in LibreOffice 3.3, many great extensions that were formerly separate downloads have now been included in the package as standard features:
    PDF Import: the PDF Import extension ..."
Yay, great!

Current behavior:
But Ubuntu's packaging of LibreOffice *does not* include these extensions.  Writer's Tools > Extension Manager  lists only "Script provider for Python".  In Ubuntu PDF import is a separate package, libreoffice-pdfimport , and best as I can tell this is not part of the default LO install.

Expected behavior:
Add a note to http://www.libreoffice.org/features/extensions/ e.g.
"Some Linux distributions provide these extensions separately; you can use your computer's package manager or software center to install them."

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Kubuntu 12.04 amd64
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20120621 Firefox/14.0 SeaMonkey/2.11
Comment 1 Caolán McNamara 2012-07-05 16:14:42 UTC
website text updated