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From Martin Hediger <ma....@bluewin.ch>
Subject Re: Export as PDF
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:55:32 GMT
Yes, but there are separate radio buttions for "Selection" and "Pages" 
in the "Export as PDF" dialog, so there has to be a difference between them.




Am 14.11.11 14:35, schrieb floris v:
> That depends, perhaps,  on the selection - imagine you want to export 
> part of a manuscript for a book to PDF so you select 100 pages and 
> export the selection. In that case the default A4 page size won't 
> hurt. But for what you want to do it's woefully inadequate.
> By the way, there's a thriving community forum at 
> http://user.services.openoffice.org/ where your question will get much 
> more attention than on any mailing list.
> peter aka floris v
>
> Op 14-11-2011 14:29, Martin Hediger schreef:
>> 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, oftenR 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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