Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sun PDF Import Adds PDF Editing to OpenOffice

Sun PDF Import Adds PDF Editing to OpenOffice
By Adam Pash, 1:00 PM on Wed Oct 22 2008, 7,264 views only (Windows/Mac/Linux): The Sun PDF Import extension imports and edits PDFs with the free Microsoft Office alternative Rather than import the PDFs into the Writer program, the extension works with's Draw application. Once imported, you can still edit text or other portions of the document. The extension isn't perfect, but it appears to be under active development and could come in really handy under the right circumstances. The Sun PDF Import extension is free, works wherever 3.0 does. If you're looking to add more great functionality to, check out previously mentioned extensions like OpenOffice.org2GoogleDocs, Writer's Tools, and LanguageTool. Want to learn more about whether can replace Office, check out our first look at the latest release.

install open office 3 in Hardy

Howto: Openoffice 3 in Hardy Heron (8.04)
A note for this tutorial: if you are using a language other than English the exact commands that I post here won't work, but you can substitute for non-English file names.

This tutorial is written assuming you want to keep the 2.4 version on your box.

I choose to uninstall version 2.4 via Synaptic

Step 1 - Download

Go to and download the file in your language (english) under the "Linux DEB" column. Save in your home directory.

Step 2 - Install

Open a terminal in Applications - Accessories - Terminal and run:

tar xvfz OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz
cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS/
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

step 3:


cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS/desktop-integration

sudo dpkg -i *.deb


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

HjSplit for Linux

lxSplit splits and merges files with the -s and -j flags respectively. Starting with version 0.2.1, lxSplit can handle large files (>= 4 GB) both when splitting and joining.


To split a big file into smaller pieces of 15 MB each, run the following command:

lxsplit -s hugefile.bin 15M

Output size can be given in (M)egabytes, (k)ilobytes and (b)ytes.

To merge (join) the already split pieces into the original big file, run this command:

lxsplit -j smallfiles.bin.001


lxSplit is free software and is distributed under the GNU General Public License v2.

The latest version is 0.2.4.

* Source tarball: lxsplit-0.2.4.tar.gz
* Source RPM : lxsplit-0.2.4-1.src.rpm
* i386 Linux RPM (built on RedHat 9): lxsplit-0.2.4-1.i386.rpm
* x86_64 Linux RPM (built on Fedora6): lxsplit-0.2.4-1.x86_64.rpm
* i386 Debian package: lxsplit_0.2.4-1_i386.deb
The deb package was provided by Christopher Lunsford. See his site for possible updates.
See for more deb packages of lxsplit.


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