Issue 61388 - need option to disable pdf export of non printed objects
Summary: need option to disable pdf export of non printed objects
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Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 62250 (view as issue list)
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Blocks: PDFexport
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Reported: 2006-01-30 19:20 UTC by herbk
Modified: 2014-06-02 08:51 UTC (History)
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Description herbk 2006-01-30 19:20:46 UTC
put a button or formfield to a OOo2.x document and set the fields status to 
'do not print' 
export the document to a pdf file 
result: The Fild will be exportet to the file... 
if this behavior is intended, an option 'do not export' for the form-elements 
is absolutely necessarily, because usually if you not like to print a 
form-element you also down't like it in the pdf.
Comment 1 andreschnabel 2006-01-30 22:10:19 UTC
I don't see this as a defect, as "don't" print does not imply "don't" export.

In OOo 2.0 we are able to export active form elements (like action buttons) to
PDF. SO although they should not be printed, they might be usefull to be
exported. E.g. a "send this form" Button should not be printed but needs to be
displayed on an PDF-Form.

For the implementation it was best to have a per-control option to export the
control to pdf or not. 
Other possible way was to put an option to PDF export, to suppress non-printed
form controls in export.

I'll leave this for further consideration
Comment 2 stephan_schaefer 2006-02-03 13:54:28 UTC
ssa->bh: sounds like an RFE...
Comment 3 philipp.lohmann 2006-02-20 09:51:40 UTC
*** Issue 62250 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 greim 2006-05-06 12:19:47 UTC
I found out a work-arround to remove all buttons before printing to PDF, but
it's very complex. It is complex to implement and I even don't understand the
code by my self. It took me 3 days to find out. Often PDF-data is just used to
archive or to print some sheets. For these reasons there should be a facility to
remove all interactive fields on the sheet.
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:48:14 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".