OO experts?? (was Editing PDFs)

Declan. Moriarty declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Tue Jul 29 10:02:37 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 09:29:15PM +0800, NG WEY HAN enlightened us
> Quoting "Declan. Moriarty" <declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie>:
> > I did find ps2eps. So I read the form in Abrobat Reader, opened in
> > OO, and all I could see was a title description and a bounding box
> > for the image nicely and safely calculated by ps2eps. When I printed
> > this apparently blank page, I got the form! But this lack of wysiwyg
> > did prevent any meaningful editing of it. Having sent off the info
> > under trusty old vim and mutt, I could still fiddle up the bit I
> > have to swear at this end. But that's a triviality really.
> I believe you need to turn on an option in OO to see the underlying
> eps.  Check under OO's "option/preference | view" to see if there is
> anything you can turn on for OO to display the content instead of just
> the frame. I don't have a copy of OO lying around so I can't verify
> where in OO you set this option.
> Also, you might want to try to open a new document and paste from
> file. I am not sure about opening it in OO is what you really want but
> might work for you.
> HTH.

Well, It's the usual OO story.

Looking for one option, I found 5000 or so. I checked a few aned
unchecked a few but none looked the least like what you want, although
what you are saying is perfectly reasonable.

I shut OO and reopened it just to be sure, before loading an .eps file.
No dice. 

I did try Abiword, only to get 199 pages of text from an eps file. But
it didn't hang, which was unusual.

Any OO experts out there can sort this one?


	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.

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