[OT] Re: Editing PDFs

Arindam Dey lfsdeveloper at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 22 21:38:36 PDT 2003


--- Stephen Bosch <posting at vodacomm.ca> wrote:
> Arindam Dey wrote:
> > --- "Ng, Wey-Han" <meehoon at pd.jaring.my> thus
> > hollered:
> > 
> > [snip]
> >     > No. OO 1.1RC can *export* to pdf not *save*
> to  
> >  
> >     pdf.
> >     > Huge difference.
> >     > 
> >     > -- 
> >     > Han.
> > 
> > [snip]
> > 
> > Just one question 
> > 
> > Could you elaborate on the difference between
> export
> > and save as PDF.....
> 
> When I export a file, I am making a copy of the file
> information and 
> saving it in a specific format. When I 'save as', I
> am changing the 
> format under which I edit the file (even though I
> also end up with two 
> files).
> 
> To make this apparent, make a file, then 'save as'
> under another name. 
> You will see the name in the title bar change, and
> from that point 
> forward you will be editing the file (using the new
> name or format).
> 
> Exporting is generally a one-time procedure that
> converts the file into 
> a format to be 'exported' to another person or
> system. For example, it 
> is not possible to edit the PDF in OpenOffice once
> it has been exported. 
> An export will not change the name of the file that
> you see in the title 
> bar of the window.
> 
> -Stephen-

Oh ok got it. Thanks for the clarification.

Arindam Dey

=====
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filled but a fire to be kindled.

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