On 10/10/2012 12:11 AM, rost52 wrote:
On 2012-10-09 18:50, Marcello Romani wrote:
I might just be something a little bit above a IT moron but using LO
Writer to convert doc into pdf appears to me like using a tractor to
participate in a F1 race or using an F1 race car to plough a field.
Why not installing a pdf-writer SW, there are even free-of-charge
that's the way it is and that's why currently I don't use LO Writer for
anything else than for converting .doc files to .pdf
.... but having a pdf-writer incorporated is one of the nice features
Yes there are external PDF file writers that are free. doPDF for
Windows and CUPS-PDF for Linux are the ones I use. BUT, having an
internal Export-to-PDF option is always a food idea. It defaults to the
folder the original document file is saved in. External ones do not.
Export-to-PDF does have issues with embedding some specialty fonts, but
it does not force the PDF file to be in Portrait mode line CUPS-PDF does.
I do not get the race-car vs. tractor image. Are you thinking about a
package the just does the conversion instead of having a full office
suite that can do it as part of its abilities?
Since PDF is touted as the "standard" format for sending documents or
having them online, it is important to make it easy for the users to
create a PDF version of their document.
To be honest, I use CUPS-PDF as my "default printer". That way I can
print out web pages and only print the physical pages I want. Same with
emails and any other package that will allow you to print. Saves a lot
of paper that way. Also, LO does not create duplex prints for me, most
of the time, do to an issue that came up last year. So creating a PDF
file and using the default PDF viewer and printing from there is how I
get my duplex printed documents.
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