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From Christoph Jopp <j...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Export as PDF
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:02:57 GMT
Am 14.11.2011 15:55, schrieb Martin Hediger:
> 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.
> 
If you have (for instance) a star, a circle and a rectangle on a page
and select the star and the rectangle, only these two are on the
exported page with the "Selection" option.
> 
> 
> 
> 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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