Issue 102193 - Impress: PDF-Export of "Selection" export whole presentation (print only selected slides)
Summary: Impress: PDF-Export of "Selection" export whole presentation (print only sele...
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Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: OOo 3.x
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, usability
: 106594 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2009-05-24 15:44 UTC by hardy314
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description hardy314 2009-05-24 15:44:43 UTC
To reproduce the behavior:

1. Create a new presentation in Impress
2. Create at least two slides with random content
3. Mark one single slide in the left sidebar.
4. Use the menu "File->Export as PDF"
5. Select "Selection" as export area on the general tab
6. The created PDF-file will nevertheless contain the whole presentation.

This behavior is unwanted, I think. An PDF-export with the "Selection" setting
generates the same pdf result as an export with the "Everything" setting. It
would be nicer to only get the selected slides here.

There is a workaraound, though: Just use the "Pages" option and type in the
desired page numbers.
Comment 1 philipp.lohmann 2009-05-25 10:26:34 UTC
Actually a "Selection" would be exported if you had something selected, namely
e.g. some shapes on the pages. For just exporting some pages, please use the
page rage button.

@sj: would it be feasible to recognize the selection in the slide sorter also ?
Comment 2 philipp.lohmann 2009-05-25 10:30:42 UTC
Comment 3 cforbesaus 2009-06-07 14:01:47 UTC
This seems to happen with Writer as well. I select two pages out of a
thirty-page file, then choose "File/Export", choose Type=PDF and click the
button for "Selection", but when it exports I still get the whole file.
Comment 4 lohmaier 2010-05-17 19:55:51 UTC
In current version, there option for selection is disabled if only slides are 
selected in the slide pane, so you won't run into the problem unknowingly.

When in slide sorter view however, the export offers "selection" but then 
produces empty PDF.
Emtpy is the wrong word. It is a huge pane (3528 × 3528 mm) with no content.
Comment 5 lohmaier 2010-05-17 20:05:20 UTC
*** Issue 106594 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***