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From Joost Andrae <>
Subject Re: "A preservation hazard in OpenOffice"
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2013 08:38:47 GMT

Am 07.01.2013 22:53, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
> 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

+1 but there should be a toggle to revert this behavior for those who 
know what they're doing...

Kind regards, Joost

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