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From Drew Jensen <>
Subject Re: "A preservation hazard in OpenOffice"
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:37:46 GMT
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.



On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:

> Have you seen this:
> ???
> (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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