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PDFs get re-routed to open in Writer instead!?!?

asked 2016-08-25 00:27:25 +0200

jaycee gravatar image


I have debian jessie, newly installed with the latest libreoffice suite.

Back when I had fedora 21, libreoffice draw used to open the PDFs. However, on debian, I click on a PDF and the file is opened instead in libreoffice writer. The file however is not recognized as being a PDF so what is opened is the literal contents of the PDF file.

Even if I open libreoffice draw via command line (using sdraw program), it still re-directs the file to be opened in writer, how do I fix this?

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answered 2016-08-26 15:36:25 +0200

mark_t gravatar image

Which version of LibreOffice do you have installed?

You might try upgrading to a more recent version to see if that corrects the issue. I'm using LibreOffice on Windows 8.1 and confirmed that LibreOffice opens pdf files in Draw.

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answered 2016-08-27 11:50:18 +0200

petermau gravatar image

Is this not a Debian file manager rather than a LibO setting? On my Linux-Mint Mate system when I wish to change the program used to open the file, I open the file manager (CAJA in my case) and right click on the file in question. Then choose which program I wish to use to open the file and make this the new default.

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