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** Reply to message from Tom Davies <> on Sun, 21 Jul
2013 11:21:58 +0100 (BST)

Hi Tom,

I appreciate your thoughts. I'm sure I don't understand all the integration
of the modules. I don't have an internet connection right now so can't look
at the suggested resource, but will when I can.

Using the LO help file and trying all the menu options I can find I don't see
any way to put page breaks in a draw image. I can select different parts of
the image, but I see nothing regarding page breaks and the cursor will not
stop anywhere alongside the image to allow one to select a page break even if
there was an menu item for it as there is in Writer. Could you explain in
more detail how I would go about doing this? The best I could get from the
Help was to do it as I did with selecting portions and copy/paste into Writer.


Hi :)
You are not yet thinking in the LO way.  The modules/apps (such as Writer,
Calc, Draw) are not separate programs in the way you seem to be trying to use
them.  This is very different from MS Office.  With MSO if you open 2 of the
apps then you pretty much double the amount of space taken up in Ram and
double the resources used.  

Why not just create the page-breaks in Draw?  Even if you do get the Pdf into
Writer and save as an Odt rather than an Odg it still doesn't become any more
editable than it is as an Odg.  Pdf is made to be uneditable.  That is part
of it's aim.  It's because it is uneditable that it appears the same on every
machine or printer in any OS or program that displays Pdf, or at least that's
the aim.  

You might find it helpful to skim quickly through the "Getting Started Guide"
and see if some things in there catch your eye
Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: Cliff Scott <>
Sent: Sunday, 21 July 2013, 3:54
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Importing image from LO Draw (ODG) to Writer

I had a one page PDF file that I wanted to break into multiple pages. Opening
the PDF with LO resulted in LO Draw opening with the file nicely displayed. I
saved it as a draw image (odg) and then expected to be able to directly
import it to Writer. Unfortunately I could find no way to do that. Even using
copy/paste resulted in a black page since the image was larger than one page.
My hope was to have it come in and naturally break into multiple pages. As a
last resort I selected a portion of the image in Draw , copy/pasted it into
Writer, inserted a page break then repeated the action on multiple pages
until the entire image was in Writer. It seems as if there must be a more
elegant way to do this. I have never used Draw before so I'm just trying to
figure out the details. To be useful it seems as if there must be an easy way
to move from Draw into Writer or Calc. Can someone help me see what I'm
missing?  Thanks.


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