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From Martin Hediger <ma....@bluewin.ch>
Subject Re: Export as PDF
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:59:55 GMT
And thats in the "Export as PDF" dialog?



Am 14.11.11 14:52, schrieb Robert Funnell:
> Exporting a selection with zero margins is very useful - if non-zero 
> margins are desired, you can add an invisible rectangle of the desired 
> dimensions and include it in the selection. An alternative would be to 
> have margin settings in the export dialogue. (These ideas were 
> inspired by Inkscape.)
> - Robert
>
> On Mon, 14 Nov 2011, floris v wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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