[ubuntu-uk] PDFs in LibreOffice on 11.10

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Dec 10 21:18:10 UTC 2011


On 10 December 2011 19:14, SuperEngineer <boosys at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 2011-12-10 at 17:15 +0000, Tony Pursell wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 10 December 2011 12:06, Barry Titterton
> > <barry.titterton at mail.adsl4less.com> wrote:
> >         I am unable to open or import PDF files in LibreOffice on
> >         11.10. Can
> >         someone else with 11.10 please tell me if they have the same
> >         problem?
> >
> >
> > Hi Barry
> >
> > As far as I know LibreOffice does not import PDFs, although I did try
> > an extension for OpenOffice.org that would import PDFs into Draw, but
> > it was a rather poor result.
> >
> >
> > If you can tell me how you are trying to do this in LO or how it
> > worked in 11.04 (ie what part of LO, what commands you use, etc), I
> > might be able to help you.  However the best way of getting PDFs into
> > LO or OOo that I know off is a package called OCRFeeder.  This can
> > load a PDF, 'scan' it using OCR technology, then output in .odt
> > format.  Between scanning and output you can clean the file up, delete
> > unwanted parts, etc.  It is in the Software Centre.  Why not download
> > it and give it a try.
> >
> > Tony
> >
> >
>
> Tony,
>
> I have "Universe" enabled in both 10.04 and 11.10.... neither,
> worryingly, offer  OCRFeeder.  Which repository should should Barry [&
> I] be looking at for OCRFeeder?]
>
>
Hi Bill

According to the Properties in Synaptic (Software Centre is not so helpful)
it is in Universe.  It should be there as it is a Gnome project.  See

http://live.gnome.org/OCRFeeder

If you really cannot find it in the Ubuntu repos, there is a download link
on that site.

Tony
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