Error converting file to pdf (odf, doc, ods, etc)

Reported by John Macdonald on 2010-08-27
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gloobus-preview
Medium
BadChoice

Bug Description

Whenever I try to preview a document file, I get "Error converting file to PDF." I've tried doc, odf, ods, xls. Oddly, odp gives a nice big icon and no error. Txt and pdf files work fine.

John Macdonald (jxtreme42) wrote :
John Macdonald (jxtreme42) wrote :

do you have unoconv or abiword installed?

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 7:33 PM, John M <email address hidden> wrote:

>
> ** Attachment added: "Screenshot of the bug."
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/gloobus-preview/+bug/625448/+attachment/1523467/+files/error.png
>
> --
> Error converting file to pdf (odf, doc, ods, etc)
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/625448
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Gloobus
> Developers, which is the registrant for gloobus-preview.
>
> Status in Gloobus Preview: New
>
> Bug description:
> Whenever I try to preview a document file, I get "Error converting file to
> PDF." I've tried doc, odf, ods, xls. Oddly, odp gives a nice big icon and no
> error. Txt and pdf files work fine.
>
>
>

John Macdonald (jxtreme42) wrote :

No.

Alexandr Grigorcea (cahr-gr) wrote :

gloobus-preview needs at least one of them to convert files to pdf, but
convertion is too slow (abiword is a little bit faster)

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 8:07 PM, John M <email address hidden> wrote:

> No.
>
> --
> Error converting file to pdf (odf, doc, ods, etc)
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/625448
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Gloobus
> Developers, which is the registrant for gloobus-preview.
>
> Status in Gloobus Preview: New
>
> Bug description:
> Whenever I try to preview a document file, I get "Error converting file to
> PDF." I've tried doc, odf, ods, xls. Oddly, odp gives a nice big icon and no
> error. Txt and pdf files work fine.
>
>
>

John Macdonald (jxtreme42) wrote :

It is pretty slow. I still am getting no preview of Impress Presentations.

Alexandr Grigorcea (cahr-gr) wrote :

I think presentations and spreadsheets work only with unoconv (shipped with
openoffice, but not always, I've never managed to install it on my box)

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 8:37 PM, John M <email address hidden> wrote:

> It is pretty slow. I still am getting no preview of Impress
> Presentations.
>
> --
> Error converting file to pdf (odf, doc, ods, etc)
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/625448
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Gloobus
> Developers, which is the registrant for gloobus-preview.
>
> Status in Gloobus Preview: New
>
> Bug description:
> Whenever I try to preview a document file, I get "Error converting file to
> PDF." I've tried doc, odf, ods, xls. Oddly, odp gives a nice big icon and no
> error. Txt and pdf files work fine.
>
>
>

macwindux (macwindux) wrote :

I have the same problem, unoconv or abiword does'nt solve partially.
Sometimes I get the error : Error converting file to PDF, sometimes it works with the same file?!

But with files greater then 100kb I get the error, described in Bug #500265.

BadChoice (guitarboy000) wrote :

Yes, we have a filesize limit, because if not, it may take a lot to load..
I can add a loading icon while its being loaded, and then increase the file size to convert.

Changed in gloobus-preview:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → BadChoice (guitarboy000)
milestone: none → 0.6
funicorn (funicorn) wrote :

It's said abiword works faster for this issue, compared to unoconv. I'm wondering which one is preferred to use
by gloobus-preview, when both two are installed.

RobinJ (robinj) wrote :

Maybe it'd be nice to have the option to change the filesize limit? I can't preview a single doc or docx file.

Allis Tauri (allista) wrote :

Why don't you use ooo-thumbnailer provided by OpenOffice which nautilus uses? It works perfectly stable.

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