Issue 54722 - Master documents and pdf
Summary: Master documents and pdf
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: 3.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-09-17 10:45 UTC by pagalmes.lists
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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nomina prim (169.95 KB, application/pdf)
2011-07-09 17:14 UTC, edamaroe
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Description pagalmes.lists 2005-09-17 10:45:42 UTC

When writing reports, the user may need to add an appendix. This appendix could
be for example a pdf document already written. For now, inserting such a file in
a report is not possible. So the user has to print the report, and then the

It would be nice, if by a mean or another, we could create a document which is
composed of documents in various formats.

An idea could be the use of a master document, in wich we select a pdf file.
While editing, the pdf would not be displayed, but when printing all documents,
including the pdf would be printed.
Comment 1 h.ilter 2005-09-19 16:18:38 UTC
Reassigned to requirements
Comment 2 pagalmes.lists 2007-06-12 08:49:28 UTC
I think that I already saw a similar issue to allow users to insert PDF in read
only mode.
Comment 3 odalman 2009-03-14 14:02:15 UTC
Assuming that you create a PDF from your report (odt or odm), you can use a 
Makefile in your document directory. It should have this rule:

report_with_appendixes.pdf: report_without_appendixes.pdf appendix1.pdf 
appendix2.pdf # ...
	gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=$@ -dBATCH $^

then just execute make in that directory and you will get 
Comment 4 edamaroe 2011-07-09 17:14:40 UTC
Created attachment 76680 [details]
nomina prim
Comment 5 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2012-06-08 08:36:23 UTC
Comment on attachment 76680 [details]
nomina prim

removing review request as this attachment is not a patch
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2013-08-29 05:28:42 UTC
A hybrid format document is not possible.