Issue 109499 - documents control in OO
Summary: documents control in OO
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2010-02-21 18:13 UTC by merion
Modified: 2014-01-19 19:26 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description merion 2010-02-21 18:13:12 UTC
There is a number of fields regarding the document info, which are updated
automatically based on actions performed with the document.
Field "Modified" is updated if the document is saved.
Field "Last printed" is updated if the document is printed.

If the document is exported into PDF format, which is sent to someone via email
as an electronic version, there is no field available (so far I know), which
would be updated, so that it would be clear when it was done (the "Last printed"
field is not updated,which is ok, although in certain sense this way of document
handling replaces a print and sending to the other party). Then it is difficult
to identify the versions.

I suggest, that a new field is created "PDF export" similar as "Last printed",
however being updated at the moment, when any type of the PDF export is performed.

Another question is how to safely identify a version of a document.

This is an issue with the field "Modified". This field is updated when a file is
saved. However, if a document is modified without being saved, than the printed
version of such modified document is different from the saved one and it
is not indicated in the field "Modified", similarly for the PDF export. This way
it is not guaranteed that two documents with the same contents of the field
"Modified" are really identical.
OpenOffice recognizes if a document is changed since last save, but this state
cannot be recognized by any field.
It is assumed, that after all, the document is saved before close, but in
between it is possible to generate a number of documents different from the
saved version.

It would be ideal, if it were possible to generate a unique stamp of a document,
which would be related to the document contents, and which would be able to
confirm if there are two identical documents, eventually generated in different
methods, such as print and PDF export & print.
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2014-01-19 19:26:12 UTC
File - Properties... - General - Last printed: is not updated when export as PDF.

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