Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||default options for "export directly to PDF"|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||issues, jr, pagalmes.lists|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description gyll 2007-08-02 13:47:09 UTC
I am very pleased with the introduction of the various new options when exporting to PDF (e.g. the number of open levels in the bookmarks when initially opening the PDF in a viewer, etc), but there's one problem: these options are not taken into account when using the "export directly to PDF" taskbar button, in which case some other defaults are used (don't even know which ones, for example all levels in the bookmarks menu are open instead of what i've set in my "export as PDF" options dialog window). So the suggestion is: I think it would be more sensible to make the "export directly to PDF" button in the taskbar to automatically use the options that i've set when configuring the "export as PDF" options dialog instead of some mysterious defaults.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2007-08-07 10:23:10 UTC
TM->MH: please have a look, thanks.
Comment 2 Martin Hollmichel 2007-08-22 15:11:34 UTC
confirming issue, but wondering about type "PATCH". setting to ENHANCEMENT and reassign to UX team.
Comment 3 gyll 2007-09-02 11:56:25 UTC
I spent quite some time before writing this down, tried to weight the pros and cons, and in the end i decided to add the following to my "export directly to PDF" suggestion: I think the behavior of the "export directly to PDF" button should be equivalent to the behavior of the "save" button, except only for the file type. For me it would make much more sense (and save me some clicks) to have the file immediately saved as PDF under the "current" file name and in the same directory as the document that is being edited instead of being promoted for a file name, and also i think there should be no prompt for "file already exists", just overrite the PDF file the same way the "save" button overrites the existing file. The "export as PDF" menu item is there and does the trick if one wants to save the PDF version under a different name etc, but for a quick PDF save i think that pressing the "export directly to PDF" butotn should be enough to immediately save the file w/o any other prompts. I realize that this is a subjective issue, but i think the consistent way is to have this sort of corespondence between the "save" and "export directly to PDF" buttons on one hand, and the "save as" and "export as PDF" buttons on the other.
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2007-09-03 15:58:45 UTC
Hello Matthias, please take over this issue about PDF export.
Comment 5 jr 2007-10-24 10:19:38 UTC
adding jrahemipour to CC
Comment 6 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 10:24:32 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.