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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: "A preservation hazard in OpenOffice"
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:10:20 GMT
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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