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From Robert Funnell <>
Subject Re: Export as PDF
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:05:10 GMT
Martin -

Sorry, I didn't mean that there is such a thing but only that there 
could be, in response to the comment that such a feature is 
'impossible to implement in a way that's useful for many people'.

- Robert

On Mon, 14 Nov 2011, Martin Hediger wrote:

> I was referring to what you correspond to in your first option, indeed how to 
> set the margin in the "Export as PDF" dialog of Openoffice Draw. However, I 
> just checked, I cant seem to see anything indicating something like "margin" 
> in that dialog.
> Am 14.11.11 15:31, schrieb Robert Funnell:
>> 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
>>>>>> small margin of white space. If I draw a 5cm square and export it
>>>>>> PDF because i want to include it as a graphics in LaTeX, its not
>>>>>> likely to find a paper format for exactly that shape, that's why
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> once is ok, but several times gets inconvenient, so I thought there's
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>>> However, I always end up with a DIN A4 page with the selected

>>>>>>>> elements.
>>>>>>>> Is there anything else required to get only the selected
>>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>> and any other options to what you want before exporting.
>>>>>>> peter aka floris v

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