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From Drew Jensen <drewjensen.in...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: "A preservation hazard in OpenOffice"
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:19:31 GMT
Frick - daily builds and yes it says 3.5 and yes I know that is really
going to release as 4.0.


On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 10:03 AM, Drew Jensen <drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Well, looks like it is not so easy to say that is wrong.
> >
> > Tried this again, except instead of using Linux, using AOO 3.5 on Windows
> > and IE for the browser.
> >
>
> There is no AOO 3.5.  What exactly are you running?  It should be
> listed in the Help/About box.
>
> > With writer it just craps out and you get nothing usable. But with draw,
> > yes the image is linked not embedded and I am absolutely sure I did a
> copy
> > (image) not copy (address).
> >
> > //drew
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Drew Jensen <drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Just read the article.
> >>
> >> The article does not sound correct, if memory serves, checked using AOO
> >> 3.5.
> >>
> >> Sure enough, copy an image from a web site and paste into a writer
> >> document, the document has an embedded image, as I thought.
> >>
> >> My guess is that the author did not copy the image, he copied the
> location
> >> - common mistake.
> >>
> >> As for AOO, hard to expect it not to do what the user told it to do.
> >>
> >> Finally, checking for external links - isn't there already an extension
> >> that does that, I know there was lots of talk about creating one ...
> didn't
> >> find it with a quick search however.
> >>
> >> Ciao,
> >>
> >> //drew
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Have you seen this:
> >>> http://fileformats.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/openoffice/ ???
> >>>
> >>> (I'm cc'ing the author of that blog post, Gary McGrath)
> >>>
> >>> This is from the perspective of a person interested in long-term
> >>> preservation/archiving of documents.
> >>>
> >>> This looks like a feature that is working "as designed", although it
> >>> does obscure the fact that the image is linked, not embedded in this
> >>> case.
> >>>
> >>> It might be worth having a web page, or a document, about best
> >>> practices for creating documents in OpenOffice that are free of such
> >>> external dependencies.   Could probably also use the ODF Toolkit to
> >>> scan documents to identify such issues in a document.
> >>>
> >>> Regards,
> >>>
> >>> -Rob
> >>>
> >>
> >>
>

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