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On 10/10/2012 12:11 AM, rost52 wrote:
On 2012-10-09 18:50, Marcello Romani wrote:
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
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 versions available.

.... but having a pdf-writer incorporated is one of the nice features of LO.

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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