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From Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org>
Subject Re: "A preservation hazard in OpenOffice"
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:53:11 GMT
Joost Andrae wrote:
> If somebody has a problem with linked
> images within stored files then he/she can easily break these links by
> using /edit/links...

Yes, this is the answer to the "preservation hazard": just break links; 
and there are several macros and perhaps extensions around that just add 
a "Break all links" button to embed all images instead of linking to them.

That said, I think it would be quite reasonable (if there are no UX 
problems or major development problems) to do the opposite in OpenOffice 
4.0 and break links by default, since this happens to be the standard 
expectation many users have.

For the record, the relevant issue is
https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=37652

Regards,
   Andrea.

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