The PDF editing capability of Draw is greatly appreciated by the users. However, bugs and restrictions spoil the party.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
(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 18.104.22.168 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.