Issue 13524 - More options for PDF export
Summary: More options for PDF export
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 13 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Depends on: 13154
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Reported: 2003-04-16 20:21 UTC by gadzodilo
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:38 UTC (History)
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Description gadzodilo 2003-04-16 20:21:31 UTC
It would be very useful to add more options to native PDF export (i.e. include
fonts, picture resolution, compatibility level, apod.) This would anable OOo to
be used also for simple DTP, and it would be easier to prepare pdf files for
professional printing.

Tihis is not only question of the writer, but I did not know exactly where to
post this issue.
Comment 1 pavel 2003-04-16 22:07:10 UTC
Adding myself to CC:.
Comment 2 h.ilter 2003-04-17 12:44:27 UTC
Reassigned to BH
Comment 3 gadzodilo 2003-04-23 18:41:19 UTC
I do not know how hard it is to make, but adding a possibility to 
convert RGB images to CMYK in the .pdf would be a great help as well.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-07-05 16:57:58 UTC
If I have a look on GS, the options in OOo really seem poor. On the
other hand, these few options in OOo make the feature easy to handle.

How can we get a list (base might be GS!) with required options
_and_their_priority_? Tomas, you started this issue, can you do the
first step?

This might be a base for a feature like "Extended PDF Export Options".

Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-07-05 17:00:10 UTC
I changed summary from
"More detailed PDF export"
"More options for PDF export"

Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-07-05 18:15:24 UTC
sorry for the spam, wront issue!

This issue does not depend on issue 13514

Comment 7 gadzodilo 2003-07-07 12:38:08 UTC
OK, I will think over the possible values. I have plenty of other work
at the moment, so it might take a while.

This extended options could appear after pressing a special button,
thus the basic simplicity would of the PDF export dialog would remain.
It would be good to explain in detail in the Help file what exactly
these settings mean. As far as I know it is not there yet.

Does anybody of You know if it is technically possible to add the
conversion from RGB to CMYK clorors in the dialog? This would be a
very handy feature, but I really do not know if it is possible or not.
Comment 8 sackley 2003-09-11 15:54:18 UTC
The feature I would like to see the most is support for 
and They allow pre and post render processing of the 
pdf. Acrobat Distiller supports this feature and we use it to place 
an ISO 9001 required watermark on all of our rendered documents
Comment 9 stp 2007-02-04 11:39:14 UTC
Many options added now (ie. 2.1). Still missing though: include fonts,
compatibility level, apod.(?) color conversion. 

May I suggest you close this broad issue and create separate issues - one for
each feature request.
Comment 10 shogyosha 2007-12-15 17:19:43 UTC
It would be very useful to add almost one option to native PDF export : I mean
tne ability to choose between color and "Black and White". This would enable me
to used OOo to prepare pdf files for professional printing.
Comment 11 igor.barzilai 2008-10-28 12:27:45 UTC

Thanks for this great tool, that I already use for DTP jobs. The CMYK is one of
the missing functionnality and it would be great to have it ;)

From the export PDF windows, we could have a menu RVB/CMYK/B&W that would
automatically convert texts, graphic objects and imported images into the proper
color mode.

I know that there are today many specifications with the color profiles (ICC),
but a simple conversion would be enough for most of us.

If it can help, here is a link to an algorithm for RVB->CMY and CMY->CMYK
conversion :

Best regards,

Igor Barzilai. - I hope my english is allright, Iā€™m a frenchie ;)
Comment 12 klepsland 2009-01-02 22:45:18 UTC
See also issue 81097 which request more options of colour coding of text at pdf 
export. So there could be seperate options for text and for (different sorts 
of ?) graphics/images:
    no conversion (default)
    convert to RGB
    convert to CMYK
    convert to gray (only black ink)
    convert to black and white   (+ option to set black level: 0-255)
Comment 13 irneb 2009-08-15 10:13:45 UTC
Similar issues already for this:
- Colour matching using ICC profiles: Issue 18647 (this may require a lot of work)
- Image Resultion: Issue 4499 (Plugin available for PNG, JPG & TIFF, could maybe
added for embedded JPG in PDF?)
Comment 14 irneb 2009-08-15 10:17:43 UTC
Sorry for Colour matching it should be Issue 18674 ... mistype, my bad!
Comment 15 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:44:37 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".