From: Krzysztof Kosiński <tweenk.pl@gm...> - 2009-10-23 19:47:37
(unintended private email, again... -_-)
W dniu 23 października 2009 21:37 użytkownik Steren
> 2009/10/23 Krzysztof Kosiński <tweenk.pl@...>
>> When you paste an image into a Word / ODT
>> file, it is not a link to that file on your hard disk.
> Actually, OpenOffice.org is sometimes using Links, I'm not an expert but I
> used it in the past.
> Try out with OpenOffice.org :
> - Create a document
> - Insert > Picture > From File
> - in the dialog, select an image and tick "Link", then Open
> A dialogpops-up asking you If you are sure you want to link it. See capture
> attached to this email. You can choose to ask again when you will be linking
> your next image or you can say "I know what I am doing" by ticking
That's the point - when you are making a link, you are explicitly
saying this. The default is to embed, and to get links you have to
explicitly want them. I don't want to remove the possibility of
creating links. I just want to make embedding the default, so there is
less confusion by broken documents, and provide different explicit
commands for linking.
> Then you can edit these Links with Edit > Links. This opens a window that
> inspired me for the "Image Links Manager" proposal.
> So this leads us to say that we are not the only one having issues for an
> understandable-by-everyone linking strategy.
The OpenOffice strategy is reasonable. You only end up with broken
documents if you explicitly want it. The default is to embed, but you
can create a link if you want. We need to recognise that the concept
of creating a link is different from the concept of pasting or
inserting, and should be given different commands.