Issue 124660 - PDF/A-1a export crashes on certain documents
Summary: PDF/A-1a export crashes on certain documents
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 123409
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-04-11 08:29 UTC by jstaerk
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

Sample file which crashes OO.o in PDF/A export (17.19 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-04-11 08:29 UTC, jstaerk
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Description jstaerk 2014-04-11 08:29:24 UTC
Created attachment 83169 [details]
Sample file which crashes OO.o in PDF/A export

Steps to reproduce:
- open the attached file 
- select File|Export as PDF, 
- check the PDF/A-1a checkbox
- click export button, 
- select a filename, 
- click save, 

Result: will crash (Windows reports " funktioniert nicht mehr", i.e. " funktioniert nicht mehr" does not work any more with the only possibility to close the software) and the PDF-file is missing. When Openoffice is started the next time, a document recovery will pop up. 

Expected Result:
A PDF/A-1a export of the document and OpenOffice continuing to run.

Happens on a german Win7 64 bit with a 4.0.1.
You can get the font (Liberation Sans) used in the document from .

Successless reproduction using:
The following things work work flawlessly:
- exporting the attached document to ordinary PDF (non "PDF/A-1a") documents
- in general exporting documents to PDF/A-1a that contain text fields, 
- documents containing the font (Liberation Sans)

Business justification:
I need the PDF/A-1a export for this document is because it is my main invoice template and my accounting software (Gnuaccounting) integrates openoffice to create PDF/A-1a and then uses Apache PDFbox to "upgrade" to to PDF/A-3a which is then used as basis for Gnuaccounting's Zugferd export, which produces the file I sent to my customers and which works with all documents from which a PDF/A-1a can be exported.
Comment 1 j.nitschke 2014-04-11 08:54:30 UTC
Comment on attachment 83169 [details]
Sample file which crashes OO.o in PDF/A export

I suspect a duplicate of Issue 123409 - Images in background cause crash when saving to pdf/a

In your sample the text frame "Rahmen2" wrap set to background (de: im Hintergrund).
Could you try and change it to wrap through (de: Durchlauf) and try to export again.

if it works it's a duplicate of Issue 123409 and is fixed in the next version of AOO
Comment 2 jstaerk 2014-04-11 09:04:02 UTC

the other way around, it IS "Durchlauf"  wrap through but when I change it to "Hinter" (in Background?) it works. Thanks!
Comment 3 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2014-04-11 09:18:58 UTC
due to the given feedback I am marking this issue as a duplicate.

@jstaerk: The defect should be solved in AOO 4.1.0. You can verify it in the recent AOO 4.1.0 RC (release candidate) or in AOO 4.1.0 Beta

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 123409 ***
Comment 4 jstaerk 2014-04-11 09:31:19 UTC
Apologies, correction wrap mode "Hinter" is not "in Background" but sth. like "behind" but there is a checkbox "in Background" and it also works when I keep the "Durchlauf" and I only uncheck the checkbox.