Issue 20825 - Large HTML documents cannot be exported to PDF
Summary: Large HTML documents cannot be exported to PDF
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-10-07 10:15 UTC by philipp.lohmann
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description philipp.lohmann 2003-10-07 10:15:37 UTC
PDF imposes an implementation limit on page size: minimum size is 0.04" by
0.04", maximum size is 200" by 200". When exporting long HTML documents to PDF
the page break is at about 390 inches which causes the resulting PDF to be not
displayable by acrobat reader (and probably other PDF viewers, too).
Comment 1 andreas.martens 2003-10-09 13:40:46 UTC
I don't think that somebody needs pdf files with 200". If I had such
large HTML doc I would change to printmode and create smaller pdf pages.
I do not plan to change our current behaviour for the OOo2.0 but maybe
we'll fix it in an later version.
Comment 2 philipp.lohmann 2003-10-09 14:35:23 UTC
I guess the same people who need an 200" HTML file need a 200" PDF
:-). Wince we don't do something like this when printing the HTML
file, is it really a problem to do the same in the PDF case ?
Comment 3 haui 2004-10-20 09:16:14 UTC
This issue seems to be related to issue 17230, where page breaks for PDF
exported HTML documents are requested. From the discussion here, it is not
clear, whether these missing page breaks are considered a bug or a feature. If
the single page PDF export that depends on the screen size of the document
window (!) is considered a feature, I would request an additional feature that
allows to "print" a HTML document into a "regular" PDF file with pages of
selectable size (e.g. for  archiving webpages electronically instead of printing
them on paper).