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Bug 99746 (PDF-Import-Draw) - [META] PDF import filter in Draw
Summary: [META] PDF import filter in Draw
Status: NEW
Alias: PDF-Import-Draw
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
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Hardware: All All
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Depends on: 32249 34204 40163 42374 43806 44729 44731 45065 47730 49697 49705 55425 61393 75967 78427 78686 81484 82093 82163 82262 84584 84690 85428 86211 86453 88465 88914 91666 92924 93200 93462 96635 100173 100966 101155 101220 101248 101611 101674 102245 103683 104264 104597 104770 105263 105678 106057 106581 107387 108411 108726 108813 109200 112426 113050 113780 113936 114574 114840 115251 115292 116059 116251 118105 118797 119070 119103 120708 121938 123868 35689 38082 58173 60159 63834 64990 66953 84121 85295 89471 89727 92948 96080 97131 97951 101270 101460 103807 104329 106203 107812 108003 114189 114846 115776 118370 118929 125231 125263 125940
Blocks: DTP PDF
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Reported: 2016-05-09 14:35 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2019-06-16 16:36 UTC (History)
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Description Heiko Tietze 2016-05-09 14:35:54 UTC
The PDF editing capability of Draw is greatly appreciated by the users. However, bugs and restrictions spoil the party.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2016-05-10 14:17:02 UTC
@Heiko, *

I know it is splitting hairs, but we do not and can not "edit" a PDF.

We can filter import it for use in Draw (default), Writer, or Impress and we can filter export (or Print) to PDF.  We'd like to have a filter to directly insert a single PDF document as if an image (bug 89727); or edit the text strings pulled from PDF as paragraphs (bug 32249) etc. but we can not "edit" a PDF.

Adjusting the summary to reflect that we will always be filtering PDF for import and export.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2016-05-10 14:29:38 UTC
Good to add this, but ordinary users would be confused by not *editing* a file but "filtering" the input. Anyway, thanks for keeping an eye on it.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2016-07-02 22:18:42 UTC
Miklos V. has just implemented PDF import filter allowing PDF insert as image capability on current master (5.3.0alpha0+). Please check it out--gerrit links posted in bug 89727.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2016-07-03 21:08:20 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #3)
> Miklos V. has just implemented PDF import filter allowing PDF insert as
> image capability on current master (5.3.0alpha0+). Please check it
> out--gerrit links posted in bug 89727.

Sounds like the improvements are related to embedded PDFs only. A quick look at rotated text (bug 58173), font style (bug 78427), footer (bug 82093), and symbol font (bug 84690) shows not difference.
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2016-07-03 23:33:12 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> 
> Sounds like the improvements are related to embedded PDFs only. A quick look
> at rotated text (bug 58173), font style (bug 78427), footer (bug 82093), and
> symbol font (bug 84690) shows not difference.

Just closed bug 58173 as WFM at least as of the 5.2.0.1 build. 

Otherwise, would expect no change based on this long requested capability--to insert a single PDF as an image (and then "Break" it apart)--bug 89727 and a nice step forward in treating PDF as any other image source.