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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unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
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: 153888 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 32249 34204 43806 44729 44731 45065 49697 49705 55425 61393 75967 82093 82262 84584 85428 86211 86453 86989 92924 93200 96635 100173 101155 101248 101611 102245 103683 104770 105263 106581 107387 108411 108813 114234 114574 115292 116251 118105 118797 119103 120708 133322 134091 137544 139771 139772 141732 143095 144781 145789 147642 148526 148826 149616 149924 150217 152627 152677 152678 153968 153974 154727 155170 155983 156190 157244 158246 158293 159115 160885 161976 35689 38082 42374 47730 58173 60159 63834 64990 66953 78427 78686 81484 82163 84121 84690 85295 88465 88914 89471 89727 91666 92948 93462 96080 97131 97951 100966 101220 101270 101460 101674 103807 104264 104329 104597 105678 106057 106203 107812 108003 108726 109200 112426 113050 113780 113936 114189 114846 115251 115776 116059 116373 118370 118929 119070 121938 123868 125231 125263 125940 131022 131902 132493 138205 140587 142308 142310 143313 143472 143959 145061 146187 146495 147246 147540 148457 148980 149457 150132 150830 151247 151473 151525 151554 151788 152083 152670 153286 153888 153907 155030 155042 155640 156087 157242 157732 159877 160260 161733 161778 162013
Blocks: DTP PDF
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Reported: 2016-05-09 14:35 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2024-07-12 17:34 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.
Comment 6 Eyal Rozenberg 2023-03-01 22:13:36 UTC
*** Bug 153888 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Eyal Rozenberg 2023-08-25 15:34:21 UTC
Are we sure that all bugs blocking this one are Impress/Draw-specific? A cursory inspection suggests some of them regard the import filters for both Impress/Draw and Writer.

Should we, perhaps, create a common "PDF-Import-Filters" ancestor meta-bug, and hang some of the specific bugs onto that one?
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2023-08-28 09:00:33 UTC
(In reply to Eyal Rozenberg from comment #7)
> Should we, perhaps, create a common "PDF-Import-Filters" ancestor meta-bug,
> and hang some of the specific bugs onto that one?

Too much granularity, IMO. Component = LO should work.