Issue 50012 - Easy (PDF) export of a subset of slides (pages)
Summary: Easy (PDF) export of a subset of slides (pages)
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: 680m104
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-05-29 19:57 UTC by haui
Modified: 2014-04-21 08:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description haui 2005-05-29 19:57:09 UTC
OOimpress allows to select multiple slides within the slides sidebar. It would
be great, if the selected page numbers could be prefilled into the box named
"pages" in the (PDF) export dialogue. This also prevents misunderstandings of
the radio button "selection", which stays gray, even if pages are "selected" in
the slides sidebar.

This issue also applies to the Draw application.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-05-30 08:10:34 UTC
The selection button is only for selected objects.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:22:17 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 3 srbandi164 2010-06-06 09:43:30 UTC
Contributor: srbandi 164. Date: 06/06/2010

Configuration: OS- windows XP SP3 
System: Lenovo ThinkPad Model T61
OOo version: OOo-dev 3.3.0 DEV300m78 (Build: 9501)
Microsoft Office 2007 Standard Edition.

Test was done to check the current functionality. 

1. Functionality in MS Office PowerPoint: MS PowerPoint is chosen as the oracle 
of comparable product. In PowerPoint it is tested that we can export selected 
slides to PDF. However, PowerPoint also does not show the selected slides  
in a text box which was the request of the bug filer.

This is a feature that is nice to have but not a high priority in my view.

Follow-Up Tests
Following follow-up test were done to check the grayed out 'selection' button

2. The grayed out "Selection" radio button issue was also looked in to apart 
from the original request for making the page nos be made visible through a 
text box. It is not possible to export selected slides as PDF as he 'Selection' 
button is grayed out.  This issue has to be looked in to as this makes a 
feature unavailable to users. 

3. Functionality in OOo writer: We can select slides and export to 
PDF. 'Selection' radio button is enabled. 


1. In MS PowerPoint selected pages can be exported as PDF. PowerPoint also does 
not show the selected pages in text  

2. This enhancement request was tested to make the case for it. It is a nice to 
have feature to have the selected pages displayed in a text box. However, Pages 
radio button in PDF Options dialog achieves comparable function.

3. This feature is not in any of the OOo products where selected pages are 

4. This request might not add any additional value as 'Pages' radio button can 
be used to select a range of pages. 

5. User complained that a radio button 'Selection' is not working but did 
mention she/he could export selected slides as pdf pages.  This is a bug and 
may need to be tested on another system before confirming it. This is a minor 
irritancy as same functionality is achieved by another option of selecting 
required pages. However, non working of a 'given' option will reflect poorly on 
OOo Impress’. My tests to export 'selected pages' as PDF does not work. 

Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-21 08:53:39 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m17(Build:9763)  -  Rev. 1586584
2014-04-11 09:13 - Linux x86_64