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Inserted GIF animation works but not when saved as PDF

asked 2018-08-01 15:49:48 +0200

iampowerslave gravatar image

Hi.

I have inserted a GIF in a Writer document. It worked and it plays as it should. Then converted to PDF and it just shows the first frame. It does not play.

Then I've tried the same with Impress, with the same result.

Any chances it works when saved as PDF?

Thanks!

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What do you mean by "converted to PDF?"
Did you Export to PDF, or print to a PDF printer, or?
Please attach a sample document.

LibreTraining gravatar imageLibreTraining ( 2018-08-01 16:31:24 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-08-01 16:35:16 +0200

PDF does not support animated GIFs: https://forums.adobe.com/message/4056490.

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answered 2019-04-10 16:08:19 +0200

updated 2019-04-10 16:33:39 +0200

It is not true, that pdf does not support animated files. It does. I just need it too, to insert animated gif into my one-slide Impress presenation, but without success.

Is it possible to export pdf file in Impress with PDF standard (ISO 32000-1:2008)? This standard should support animated graphics.

See more details here: https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum...

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Please tell that to Adobe employee who answered (in 2011, after your cited standard was already published) in the question that I cited. ;-)

Also why do you try to confuse some interactive files and animated GIF, which is the explicit topic here? Animated GIF is not interactive in any sense.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-04-10 16:12:48 +0200 )edit

Interactive was wrong used word, I have rewritten it at animated.

More, I do not know how much is now pdf file Adobe related. If I remember well pdf is Adobe's product, but I do not believe the pdf standard is now invented only by the Adobe. So I can not directly see how LibreOffice export is related to Adobe standards. I am not using Adobe Reader and gif in pdf is not working in Artil or any other open source pdf viewer.

Rene Labounek gravatar imageRene Labounek ( 2019-04-10 16:43:09 +0200 )edit

No solution here, but an answer: no, PDF does not support animated GIFs. And when someone on another forum came and declared something about "PDF being able to do interactive stuff", there was no mention of prooflink; out of interest, I have downloaded Scribus that claimed to be able to do everything there; and as far as I see, it also does not allow that (in fact, it warns that images are GIF, which conflicts the format, when exporting data to PDF).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-04-10 16:50:49 +0200 )edit

Ok, now, it starts to be out of the cope of the current thread. But is there any way how to get animated image into the presentation after conversion to pdf? (e.g. May I do two identical slides, where only two image overlays differ, and then set within pdf export to periodicaly change slide 1 and 2 with interval 20s in infinite loop?)

Similar adobe thread writes that there can be inserted a flash video file. But there is listed several issues that the included video not supported cross-platforms, etc. And the file size will increase at non-relevant numbers. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/937080

If I would use my own computer, I would keep presenation in .odp format and do not care more about it. But I need to submit it to conference organizators, where only .pptx or .pdf files are supported. (Which as an idea itself sucks ...(more)

Rene Labounek gravatar imageRene Labounek ( 2019-04-10 17:50:47 +0200 )edit
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answered 2018-08-03 12:58:46 +0200

iampowerslave gravatar image

Thanks!

I'm having trouble inserting MP4 files in Impress too so I was looking for another solution.

Inserted MP4 file recorded with ShareX

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