Issue 16018 - Bitmap bullets not printed when print graphic set is off
Summary: Bitmap bullets not printed when print graphic set is off
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-06-24 18:03 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

test document to reproduce the problem (6.63 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-12-03 06:58 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
no flags Details
Result of PDF export (14.59 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-12-03 06:59 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
no flags Details
Screenshot - you never know ;-) (10.04 KB, image/png)
2003-12-03 07:01 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
no flags Details

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Description Unknown 2003-06-24 18:03:10 UTC
if a bullet list has graphical bullets (a gif from the gallery),
these are not exported to pdf
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2003-06-25 09:38:15 UTC
TM->SBA: Not a framework problem. Seems to be more a export or a
filter problem to me, so please have a look.
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2003-07-24 15:17:40 UTC
Reassigned to Hasan.
Comment 3 utomo99 2003-11-01 04:44:30 UTC
Please Attach the documents which make this problem, so we can test
it/faster to confirm.  
(Without the documents, we cannot confirm the problem easily/need more
Don't forget to cut other part of the documents, so the file size is
small, but we still able to see the problem. 
Comment 4 utomo99 2003-11-13 07:30:37 UTC
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-12-03 06:56:25 UTC
I can confirm that problem with 1.1.0 German version WIN98SE:

I created attached document "bulletstest.sxw"
and exported it with the PDF export function. Result: see
"_bulletstest.pdf" (only placeholders)

Tested with ADOBE Generic PS printer: Postscript file does not contain
bullits, only placeholders.

I tried to print on my normal HP Deskjet 895CXi: same result, only
placeholders are printed.

So: NEW, gsl, changed summary, ALL OS, Version 1.1 
Recommended TM 1.1.1

Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-12-03 06:57:13 UTC
Reassigned to owner of selected subcomponent
Comment 7 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-12-03 06:58:37 UTC
Created attachment 11707 [details]
test document to reproduce the problem
Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-12-03 06:59:29 UTC
Created attachment 11708 [details]
Result of PDF export
Comment 9 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-12-03 07:01:47 UTC
Created attachment 11710 [details]
Screenshot - you never know ;-)
Comment 10 philipp.lohmann 2003-12-03 09:16:18 UTC
Looks quite funny but it shouldn't do that. Since only writer (resp.
the drawing layer) knows the placeholder bitmaps i guess the problem
is originating from there.
Comment 11 andreas.martens 2003-12-05 08:14:50 UTC
I cannot reproduce a problem. I created a document with bullets,
exported as PDF and viewed it with Acrobat Reader 4.0. I couldn't see
any graphic! But with a newer version of the Acrobat Reader (5.1) the
graphic and the bullets were displayed.
Of course if you disable the print option "graphic" you'll get the
placeholders instead of graphical bullets.
Resume: if you enable printing of graphics and use a new version of
Acrobat there should be no problem.
Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-12-05 13:47:41 UTC
Hi Andreas,

you are right, today I was able to export (and print) the attached
"bulletstest.sxw" without problems.

I made some further tests: 
I normally have enabled all checkboxes except "print black" in menu
"Tools - Options - Text Document - Print"
But after I opened "bulletstest.sxw", the checkboxes for "Images" and
"Drawings" were disabled. It seems, that sometimes the bullets will be
_printed_ correctly even with those disabled checkboxes, and sometimes

When I open the document a second time, it will be printed _every
time_  only with placeholders for the bullets.

There seems to be an influence of the document with image- bullets to
the text document printer- preferences.

I hope, these investigations will help to find the reason for the problem!

Comment 13 h.ilter 2003-12-19 15:15:33 UTC
HI->BH: In fact the question is how we should handle bullets when the option to
print graphics is off. The print behavior is like in 6.0. In this cause set to
Office Later.
Comment 14 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-12-19 16:36:28 UTC

I am afraid, something is running completely wrong here. You are right, it will
be interesting do decide how to handle image bullets in a printout, if "print
graphics" is off.

But that is not the escrow issue here!
The main problem is, that the graphic bullets have some mysterious influence to
the switch "print graphic on/of". Pls. test that effect.

That is serious, and may be also dangerous. It must be found out how this
"influence" works - for details pls. see my comments Fri Dec 5!
After that, we can decide to solve that problem later if it is clear, that there
is no danger for other damages. 

So, back to TM 1.1.1 and "framework" for new consideration especially of my
comment Fri Dec 5 concerning checkbox influence.

Pls. feel free to find a better "home" for this issue, actually I have no better

Comment 15 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-12-19 18:17:07 UTC
Comment 16 Olaf Felka 2003-12-22 09:23:49 UTC
of @ hi: Please have a look at this export issue.
Comment 17 Olaf Felka 2003-12-22 10:52:27 UTC
The target 1.1 doesn't make sense. This version is rolled out and we are not in
the automobile industrie where you can order back your product to renew some
parts to fix bugs.
of @ hi: I'Ve set to 'noot detemined', please retarget.
Comment 18 h.ilter 2003-12-22 11:15:22 UTC
HI->Reiner: The cause for the problem is as I said that the behavior is not clear.
And, this will not fixed to OOo 1.1.1!
I pass this issue to User Ex. and be sure that we'll work on this case.
Comment 19 h.ilter 2003-12-22 11:18:11 UTC
HI->FL: Title changed from "bitmap bullets not exported to pdf and also not
printed" because it has nothing to do with PDF export.
Comment 20 frank.loehmann 2004-01-08 17:04:38 UTC
FL: The printer settings will be stored within the document. So every time the
bug doc is loaded, the setting to print graphics is turned off for that
document. The current behavior of storing configuration data in a document is
not very transparent (only a fixed set of data will be saved in the doc), but
could be disabled in Tools-Options-Load/Save-General-Load user-specific settings
with the document. FT (Falko Tesch) is currently working on a solution for that
document configuration behavior in general.

The only inconsistency I can see today is that creating a PDF does not use the
printer settings as it is defined, because when I print the attached bugdoc, the
graphics wont be displayed, but will be included when creating a PDF file.

FL->HI: Please double check the PDF/printing inconsistency described above and
forward the bug to the responsible developer for bug fixing.
Comment 21 h.ilter 2004-01-09 14:45:09 UTC
HI->AMA: I've discussed with FL => The result from the print and PDF must be the
same! When the graphic check box is disabled, the PDF should like be the print
and must show only the place holders.
Only in Windows I could reproduce the inconsistence between printing and PDF.
Comment 22 andreas.martens 2004-04-15 13:55:03 UTC
I couldn't found the problem Rainer described. The printing options are stored
within the document (graphic and drawing disabled) and all works as expected.
The only difference is that the PDF export simply ignores the printer settings.
So we all agree that there's no dangerous behaviour and the only issue left is
the inconsistence between printing and PDF export?
Comment 23 Rainer Bielefeld 2004-04-15 14:28:45 UTC

it seems, that no one (me included) is able to reproduce any bug, especially the
"influence of bullets to checkbox" reported in  
comments from rainerbielefeld Fri Dec 5 06:47:41 -0700 2003

That images will not be printed if checkbox "print images" is quite correct.

Currently I do not see a real request for a feature "export bullet images to PDF
even if checkbox is disabled" or something like that. I believe, if someone
needs an option like that, he should open a new isse with that feature request
and a specific summary (and a hint to this issue here). If I will not see any
objections, I will close this issue in few days. 

Comment 24 andreas.martens 2004-04-15 14:55:33 UTC
Hi Rainer,
when I'm right the remaining issue is that the PDF export ignores the disabled
controls for graphics. Did you get a PDF without bullets/graphics?
Comment 25 Rainer Bielefeld 2004-04-15 16:29:44 UTC
Hi ama,

I had it again (arghhh!). No, today my problem was, that OOo ignored an
_enabled_ checkbox "print images".

The problem is, that sometimes the visible "print images" - checkbox status does
not represent the acthal state. You have to change and rechange, after that
visible and real status are the same.

Steps to reproduce:
0. close all other documents!
1. open a document with images and export to PDF
   everything should work fine
2. close document
3. open 'bulletstest.sxw' here from the web
4. look at 'tools / options / text document / print
   checkbox should be _disabled_
   I exported to PDF and, completely unexpected: the bullets were visible
5. enable and disable checkbox!
6. export again, you will only see placeholders instead of bullets
   that is as expected
7. close document
8. reopen document from '2'
9. export to PDF and look: images will be missing
10. look at 'tools / options / text document / print
   checkbox should be _enabled_
   unexpected: why will the images not be exported?
11. close menue, export again
    result: export still without images
    print on a normal printer: here the images will be printed
12. look at 'tools / options / text document / print
    disable and re- enable checkbox "print images"
13. Export again: now it works fine, images will be exported.

That all just step by step reproduced with my  1.1.1 German version WIN XP:

So we still have a problem! Can anyone reproduce this?

Comment 26 comtelicon 2010-11-10 17:09:10 UTC
Created attachment 73396