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Posted: Feb. 09 2007,15:18 QUOTE

Quote (glori @ Feb. 09 2007,09:19)
ahh fine, I think I tried to import a pdf with OpenOffice but I did't get it. So I will try again.

One more idea if Open Office doesn't import PDFs. You can use one of the online pdf:___ conversion methods (the programs it would likely take to do it on your own computer pretty much defeat the pupose of DSL). Adobe has an online conversion page. They also have email addresses to handle conversion; you send PDFs and get back TXT or HTML:

This one describes how to use your Gmail account to convert PDF to other formats you can work with including DOC and HTML (as well as OO/XML formats). Basically, you'll just send yourself the PDFs and then convert them in view and then save them in whichever format you prefer.

Here's the Gmail help page with more information.

Hope that helps.

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Posted: Feb. 11 2007,22:22 QUOTE

scite.uci can export as pdf - handy for a quick conversion.
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Posted: Feb. 21 2007,19:41 QUOTE

If you are still interested in another pdf-viewer, I have created an acroread.unc. It's Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4, so it's not the latest and greatest. It works beautifully though, and it is much better than xpdf (in my opinion at least). Being version 4, it is not that large an app either, making it perfect for older machines. The reader cannot be an official extension because of the licensing, so I have put it on my private web space. You can try it if you want. It works well for me. The link is:

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Posted: Feb. 24 2007,02:13 QUOTE

I downloaded the xpdf viewer Robert spoke of, the unc one.

But it does not show up on the desktop.

There is an xpdf, but I think it's the older one that comes with DSL 3.2?
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Posted: Feb. 24 2007,05:18 QUOTE

The xpdf.unc requires live cdrom or frugal with the default unionfs.
It overlays the exising xpdf. So clicking the existing desktop icon or menu item calls the newer more capable xpdf.

If you have a traditional hard install, you would need to unpack the downloaded xpdf.unc.
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