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From Martin Hediger <ma....@bluewin.ch>
Subject Re: Export as PDF
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:29:19 GMT
I guess we agree on that. However, then I dont quite understand what the 
"selection" option is useful for. Or am I misinterpretating it?




Am 14.11.11 13:33, schrieb floris v:
> I see what you want, but that's impossible to implement in a way 
> that's useful for many people. Because - what's a narrow margin? 
> Nobody will probably agree on ideal values for margins, and so you 
> might, even if something like it were implemented, often end up with a 
> PDF with margins that are either too wide or too narrow.
>
> Op 14-11-2011 13:11, Martin Hediger schreef:
>> Yes, thats probably an option. What I was hoping for was a PDF where 
>> only the selected elements were present, possibly with some kind of 
>> small margin of white space. If I draw a 5cm square and export it to 
>> PDF because i want to include it as a graphics in LaTeX, its not very 
>> likely to find a paper format for exactly that shape, that's why I'm 
>> asking. At the moment, I need to reopen every drawing in Mac OS X 
>> Preview and manually cut/paste the selection to a new file. Doing it 
>> once is ok, but several times gets inconvenient, so I thought there's 
>> a smarter way of doing it.
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>> Am 14.11.11 11:11, schrieb floris v:
>>> Op 14-11-2011 10:33, Martin Hediger schreef:
>>>> Dear List
>>>> I wonder how I can export a selection from and .odg drawing to PDF. 
>>>> When I select a number of elements in the drawing, I choose 
>>>> File->Export as PDF, and in the following Dialog I check 
>>>> "Selection". However, I always end up with a DIN A4 page with the 
>>>> selected elements.
>>>>
>>>> Is there anything else required to get only the selected elements 
>>>> into the PDF?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any hints.
>>>> Martin
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>>> What's the problem? Your selection gets converted to PDF with 
>>> otherwise default settings. If you want a different page size, you 
>>> may have to copy the selection to a blank document and set the paper 
>>> size and any other options to what you want before exporting.
>>>
>>> peter aka floris v
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