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From Drew Jensen <drewjensen.in...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: "A preservation hazard in OpenOffice"
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:03:16 GMT
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.

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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