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Hi Tom, carlo

Tom wrote

Pdf is a proprietary format.  There is no "Open" version and no
community.  Testing is done on a relatively small number of machines.  It
would be really great if there were a successfull OpenDocument Format
equivalent that gained even as much traction as Odt etc have.  

I think you missed the point, Tom. Carlo is talking about Hybrid PDF, a
format available only in OO and LO using the PDF Import Extension. This
allows you to save a document with a PDF extension but includes the ODF
file. This means that you can send it to anyone who has a PDF reader but it
can also be edited as an ODF and when it is saved the PDF reflects the

This is a fantastic format.

I can't answer for TDF about the future of this format but given that the
PDF Import extension is included by default in the LO installer and that it
is updated by the LO developers, it seems there is some interest in moving
this format forward ;)

I hope someone can provide a more official answer ;)

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