Issue 68064 - Aberrations in DRAW printout
Summary: Aberrations in DRAW printout
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-08-02 09:06 UTC by alistair_george
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Abberation of fan shown (blades should be clearly defined) (830.74 KB, application/msword)
2006-08-02 09:12 UTC, alistair_george
no flags Details
rebuild file (11.69 KB, application/
2006-08-04 10:27 UTC, wolframgarten
no flags Details
Drawing error causing print aberations (12.70 KB, application/msword)
2006-08-04 20:59 UTC, alistair_george
no flags Details
screenshots demonstrating how to identify differences between original document and PDF export (194.38 KB, application/
2006-08-07 07:21 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
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PDF/printscreen as per Rainer request (462.68 KB, application/msword)
2006-08-07 09:09 UTC, alistair_george
no flags Details
postscriptfile (7.35 MB, application/postscript)
2006-08-08 14:31 UTC, wolframgarten
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Description alistair_george 2006-08-02 09:06:01 UTC
I get non-visible abberations on print. If I print eg axial fan (blades) which
appears visually normal, and sometimes prints normally on 'fastdraft' has
abberations on the blades when printed in 'normal'. I've just confirmed its not
the printer, as I can print to a PDF file and thats exactly the same so it is a
error within Draw.
Definitely a bug. If I move the fan to a separate area I can print it clearly.
If I break up all of the items in the effected area into separate parts, they
print clearly. If I move the fan near the original location, it distorts.
If print resolution is dropped to say 100dpi then the abberations dissapear.

Suggest - file size of drawing seems larger than it should be - when the objects
are broken up the file drops down from 2.7Mb to around 1.5Mb which indicates to
me that additional unwanted data is being mixed in when objects are overlayed.
Seems no way to attach example in issues? I can email pdf examples if needed.
With Page Pane closed, when Insert Picture From File reinstates Page Pane. As
well as previous bug of Page Pane being unable to accept close button.
In fact the page pane keeps popping up for various editing of its own accord.
I have been using 3d to modify the drawing and it crashes every time.
Comment 1 alistair_george 2006-08-02 09:12:14 UTC
Created attachment 38197 [details]
Abberation of fan shown (blades should be clearly defined)
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2006-08-02 10:08:51 UTC
Please attach the original document if possible. 
The page pane close button bug is fixed in the meantime.
If the page pane pops up after inserting a picture via insert/picture please
file a new issue for this. One bug in one issue makes it easier to track them
down. Thanks.
Please also file a new issue for the 3d crash. Have you sent an error report?
Please insert a step by step description of your action. Thanks again.
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-02 13:18:01 UTC
"One error one issue", so I wrote a more meaningful summary.

Pls. open new issues for other problems you see.

Comment 4 alistair_george 2006-08-04 08:20:14 UTC
Unfortunately, due to confidentiality issues, cannot submit original drawing.
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2006-08-04 10:26:05 UTC
It seems that this might be a clipping problem.. I tried to rebuild the document
of the attached pdf file but with the rebuild doc I cannot reproduce the
problem.. did you do the fan with transparency or just with a gradient? I will
attach the doc, please have a look.
Comment 6 wolframgarten 2006-08-04 10:27:28 UTC
Created attachment 38249 [details]
rebuild file
Comment 7 alistair_george 2006-08-04 20:54:32 UTC
OK I place the drawing here it appears that the problem area is what looks like
a lamp next to the fan. If I remove that it comes right.
Comment 8 alistair_george 2006-08-04 20:59:58 UTC
Created attachment 38276 [details]
Drawing error causing print aberations
Comment 9 alistair_george 2006-08-05 02:49:21 UTC
In fact, its not the lamp. Working on the full drawing with or without the lamp
the discrepancy occurs. At least with the sample, it will let you know where the
anomaly is creeping in (I hope).
Comment 10 alistair_george 2006-08-05 03:04:18 UTC
By changing the fan to a Metadata object, then it seems to fix the problem. I am
guessing problem caused by drawing the fan as polygon and the points were
excessive for draw print module. This should still be a bug IMHO.
Comment 11 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-06 18:52:12 UTC
Can you please contribute a screenshot of the pdf-output or similar where you
mark the unexpected aberations? I can't find anything abnormal in drawingdefect.odg.
Comment 12 alistair_george 2006-08-06 20:05:35 UTC
Not sure what you mean Reiner. Defective print is shown in the pdf file
attached. If you try and print drawingdefect.odg it will reproduce what I mean.
Comment 13 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-07 06:29:11 UTC
How can you know that your problem is reproducible on my PC?

Please download my 'screenshots_for _demonstration.odg' from attaments and
follow instruction from "How does this work" in that document.
Comment 14 alistair_george 2006-08-07 07:03:23 UTC
'screenshots_for _demonstration.odg' is not on the attachments list.
Comment 15 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-07 07:21:10 UTC
Created attachment 38307 [details]
screenshots demonstrating how to identify differences between original document and PDF export
Comment 16 alistair_george 2006-08-07 08:59:51 UTC
Print screen is going to show no aberations as it is a copy of what is viewed on
screen. As I pointed out, the aberation happens when I print the ODG file. 
Attached is result as per your instructions.
Of course if I print the original drawingdefect.odg I get the error.
Comment 17 alistair_george 2006-08-07 09:09:17 UTC
Created attachment 38309 [details]
PDF/printscreen as per Rainer request
Comment 18 wolframgarten 2006-08-08 14:28:53 UTC
Reproducible. I will attach a .ps file where the problem is visible.
Comment 19 wolframgarten 2006-08-08 14:31:55 UTC
Created attachment 38335 [details]
Comment 20 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-09 06:32:02 UTC
The problem ist the strange vertical bar at the right end of the fan?
Comment 21 wolframgarten 2006-08-09 07:41:16 UTC
Yes. I think this is a clipping problem,
Comment 22 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-09 08:12:20 UTC
Typo in Summary
Comment 23 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-09 08:17:17 UTC
Does the aberration also happen if the filling of the fan is not gradient?
Comment 24 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-10 06:11:47 UTC
Reproducible with "2.0.X  German version WIN XP: [680m180(Build9096)]" for
'drawingdefect.odg'. The problem (strange bar) is visible if I use gradient or
bitmap as filling for the fan object, the bar disappears if I use a simple
colour for filling.
Comment 25 wolframgarten 2006-08-11 09:20:47 UTC
Set to boken.
Comment 26 Martin Hollmichel 2007-11-09 17:01:21 UTC
set target from 2.x to 3.x according
Comment 27 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:48:07 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".