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Subject: Re: [opendocument-users] simple OO.org document goes awry in MS Office 2007 w/SP2 - what went wrong?

marbux wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Jan Wildeboer<jwildebo@redhat.com> wrote:
>> However - it would be of great use to have something to work with - while I
>> understand that John cannot share the document ATM, it makes support almost
>> impossible as we cannot really see the problem(s).
> Jan, Corel has a utility for WordPerfect documents that might prove
> useful in these kinds of situations if an equivalent were developed
> for ODF. The tool, WPLook, amongst other features produces a copy of a
> WPD document with all printing characters replaced by the letter "x"
> but leaves the markup intact.  That allows users to submit otherwise
> confidential documents for troubleshooting.
> The same tool also has other features as well, such as the ability to
> strip document metadata, revision history, etc.

I'd love to develop something like this. It shouldn't be that hard at all.

> That would not cure the problem if graphic images are included in the
> document that are also confidential.

The way ODF documents are structured makes it trivial to replace images
automatically. Just replace the file with one dynamically generated and
of equal dimensions.

Sander Marechal

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