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From Robert Funnell <>
Subject Re: Export as PDF
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:31:18 GMT
Martin, I'm not sure exactly what your question is.

The answer would be Yes if you mean which Draw dialogue such margin 
settings might be in.

The answer would be No if you mean which Inkscape dialogue I'm talking
about. Inkscape has Save as PDF, not Export as PDF, and doesn't have 
exactly what I suggest.

- Robert

On Mon, 14 Nov 2011, Martin Hediger wrote:

> 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
>>>>>> 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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