Created attachment 90450 [details]
Screenshot of non-existent preview of a previously opened PDF document
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a simple PDF document (without embedded OpenDocument Text)
2. Close LibreOffice
3. Open the new LibreOffice Main Window
No thumbnail/preview of previously opened PDF in the "recent documents" area.
A simple thumbnail/preview of previously opened PDF in the "recent documents" area.
Operating System: Ubuntu
It seems that previews are available in the StartCenter only for ODF files.
For ODF files it is easy to get the preview because it is in the zip container. So you can extract the preview without really open the file.
It seems that it is not the case for ooxml and pdf files.
Hi Kendy, do you confirm ?
Best regards. JBF
Can confirm this. And agree it would be nice to show the first page of a PDF file in the startcenter. Setting to NEW.
Setting as enhancement, PDF are filter input into Draw (with pretty good fidelity). It can be saved at that point and you'd have first slide/page of the .ODG held in the ODF container.
But if the PDF is just closed--there is no ODF rendering for use as a thumbnail. Instead it is represented with the generic LibreOffice ODF Icon.
This enhancement would require refactoring of the ThumbNailView as well as identifying some location in the user profile to hold the first page views.
Enhancement could be a value since a similar treatment might be possible for other non-ODF formats, e.g. TXT, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, etc.
Jan Holesovsky committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
startcenter: fdo#72469: Thumbnails also for other file types than ODF.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
All the file types are thumbnailed now :-)
Thanks Jan, this is a great improvement for the StartCenter :)
I love you guys for being inclusive, eventhough ODF is the best <3 and I love LibreOffice, thanks Jan