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Hi :)
Ok, so best tactic might be to 
1.  create a copy
2.  make a Pdf so you have something ready to hand in fast
3.  Meanwhile work on converting the images to pngs (or jpgs depending on whether you want quality 
or smaller file-size)
4. Try to get the Pdf in before your supervisor expects results but keep working at the pngs/jpgs 
so that you can present the editable version fairly soon after.  When you hand it in also give the 
odt version and a link to the LO download page for the version you use.  

At my place my boss eventually started to cave in when i kept on going on about how LO has Desktop 
Publishing (DTP?) "stuff" that Word just doesn't have.  This was borne out by him not being able to 
line-up pictures and logos in Word that i was then able to line up in seconds on LO.  It's still 
uneasy but he has started to use LO too sometimes now.  He does have a tendency to still start 
documents in Word and usually that means i have to start afresh in Writer in order to get rid of 
insane formatting but the thread about how to paste as unformatted text helped hugely with that.  

Regards from
Tom :)  

--- On Wed, 17/10/12, rost52 <> wrote:

From: rost52 <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Images and *doc export
Date: Wednesday, 17 October, 2012, 2:03

I think the pdf is really the best solution. However, your supervisor might want to put comments 
into the document while reading it. I tested a pdf-document created in writer (LO 
but I could not add comments.

When I wanted to make the "Comment & Mark UP"  toolbar in Adobe Reader (9.5.2) visible, I saw the 
information "Only available when document rights are enabled". I assume that the rights must be 
given when you create the pdf-document. I know that LO you can create various types of 
but I don't know how to set the right for comments & mark ups.

Maybe someone else in this community can explain about such rights and there settings.

On 17.10.2012 09:28, Orlando Figueiredo wrote:
Thank you all for the suggestion. I think that the PDF solution might be the best way, although I 
am not sure if it will be peacefully accepted by my supervisor.
The worst case scenario will be me constructing a nem file with png images and keeping the 
original done with draw in a safe file to edit afterwards.
We will see.
Thx again,
LinkedIn/facebook/skype/twitter: of1967

Em 16-10-2012 20:49, Steve Edmonds escreveu:
Also, a pdf can be marked up/annotated if your supervisor only needs to comment and not actually 
With a PDF you are also assured that your supervisor will see the exact layout that you see and 
not have the layout reflowed due to some slight font or other difference (as has happened with 

On 2012-10-17 08:40, anne-ology wrote:
         sounds like the sensible way to go  :-)

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Tom Davies <>wrote:

Hi :)
How about side-stepping the issue and use
File - "Export to Pdf"

Does the supervisor need to edit the document?  If so it's a non-starter
but generally Pdfs are viewed as being more professional. Everyone sees
Pdfs the same, the layout is the same and everything.  Errr, fonts
sometimes not quite identical unless you print to file and then select Pdf
instead of Ps.  I think.  Anyway Pdf generally gets around that sort of
issue.  Also LibreOffice has more options for exporting as Pdf, such as
doing uncompressed ones for better quality.

Word is really bad with graphics and doesn't have the range of "Anchor to
page" and so on that LO has.  Also it kinda falls over if it has too many

Jpg can mess up images a little by making them be a bit swirly but usually
it's tolerable.  Png tends to be a better format.  However by creating a
Pdf you might even impress your supervisor.

Regards from
Tom :)

From: Orlando Figueiredo <>
To: Libreoffice Global List <>
Sent: Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 15:19
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Images and *doc export

I am writing a long document (my thesis) using LibreOffice and I have a
lot of images (more than 50 on the 200 pages that the document) have). All
images were made with LO Draw. I scanned portions of the documents that I
am analysing and glue them with Draw, usually put a line framing the images
our group of images when it is ready I select all the objects, group them
and copy/past them to writer. Until here everything works smoothly. The
problem comes when I try to export the document to a doc word (which I can
not avoid has it has to be read by my supervisor and she does not use LO
but M$ Office). All the export goes great except for the images that are
not exported and do not appear in the *doc document.
Can anyone help me with this? I understand that I can go to LO Draw, save
the images as jpg and insert them in the Writer document, but if it is
possible to solve this in another way that does not give me more stupid
work to do I would appreciate.
Thank you all.
Orlando Figueiredo


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