Issue 73884 - Tutorial for the pdf export
Summary: Tutorial for the pdf export
Alias: None
Product: documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: How To (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.x
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needhelp
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-01-25 19:36 UTC by maand
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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The german version of the Howto of PDF_Export (363.47 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-01-25 19:43 UTC, maand
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New german Version from today: update for OOo 2.2 (373.84 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-01-28 18:24 UTC, maand
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Export to PDF - Update to OOo 2.4 (456.70 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-05-13 18:10 UTC, maand
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Description maand 2007-01-25 19:36:59 UTC
I wrote a tutorial for the pdf export in german language. The document is 
published on de-OOo.
The document is under PDL. I hope there is someone who is willing to translate 
it into English (or some more languages).
I will put the document with linked screenshots (zip-file) on this issue.
Comment 1 maand 2007-01-25 19:43:24 UTC
Created attachment 42470 [details]
The german version of the Howto of PDF_Export
Comment 2 grsingleton 2007-01-25 20:32:49 UTC
Most of what you have is covered in Chapter2 of the User Guide (i29679) If this
ca be iproved please comment. The How-to looks good.
Comment 3 maand 2007-01-26 20:01:18 UTC
I think for users of OOo there should be two different ways to get 
informations. A big document like the users-guide with many chapters for 
general information or a complete overview.
The second way should be opened by documents for a single problem (for 
example: videos in OOo on Linux, export to pdf).
I think it is posible to translate the document above to other languages and 
also to use the information to improve chapter 2 of the users-guide.
Comment 4 grsingleton 2007-01-26 21:07:48 UTC
Good thought. I will have a go at trsnslating/rewriting a HOW-TO. Thanks
Comment 5 maand 2007-01-28 16:28:57 UTC
@grsingleton: I don't know whether I have to do something to start the 
translation process (mail to dev-documentation?).
Comment 6 grsingleton 2007-01-28 17:49:50 UTC
No. Yu have planted the seed. Since I already have some stuff on the subject, I
think that I can simply use your as a model and create the English HOW-TO.
No translation needed but I will place my copy here for your review so that the
two are relatively in sync.
Comment 7 maand 2007-01-28 18:24:42 UTC
Created attachment 42527 [details]
New german Version from today: update for OOo 2.2
Comment 8 maand 2007-01-28 18:27:19 UTC
I uploaded a new version because there are some changes in OOo 2.2 (for 
example Checkbox for Bookmarks is new)
Comment 9 Uwe Fischer 2007-08-06 12:48:17 UTC
assigning new owner
Comment 10 frank.thomas.peters 2007-11-05 14:29:23 UTC
I'll be using the wiki version for translation
Comment 11 Giuseppe Castagno (aka beppec56) 2008-03-14 10:43:42 UTC
->fpe. Where is the tutorial? On the OOo wiki, I mean.
Comment 12 frank.thomas.peters 2008-04-30 16:01:30 UTC
not yet done, sorry
Uwe, can you take over
Comment 13 Uwe Fischer 2008-05-05 12:56:27 UTC
Asked for help on
Comment 14 maand 2008-05-13 18:07:03 UTC
I have updated the howto to version 2.4.0. Therefore I changed the version tag.
In a few minutes I will upload a archiv with the new version including new
The german version inside the wiki is not up to date anymore. That version will
not be updated because of the heavy workload of formating inside the wiki
(images especially).
Comment 15 maand 2008-05-13 18:10:03 UTC
Created attachment 53598 [details]
Export to PDF - Update to OOo 2.4
Comment 16 Uwe Fischer 2008-08-11 12:54:16 UTC
Someone wants to update the Wiki page with the new text and images?
Or should we wait for OOo 3.0 and then update, including all that is new to 3.0?
Comment 17 jeanweber 2009-08-17 23:05:52 UTC
This info is now on the wiki, here (for 2.4)

and here (for 3.x)

However, it's not obvious to users that the info (esp. for 2.4) is there (a
search of the wiki turns up the pages but the 2.4 one is not easy to identify),
so we (I) need to make the info easier to find. Possibilities include creating a
FAQ or mini how-to that points people to the relevant wiki pages.

The doc attached to this issue goes into more detail than necessary, IMO. But if
others think otherwise, we could consider adding detail to the existing wiki
page for OOo3.0, or (if people prefer) someone could update this tutorial for
3.0 and put it under tutorials.
Comment 18 maand 2009-08-18 17:16:28 UTC
If the document inside the wiki is a translation of the german original the
historie had to be included.
The original document is under PDL not under CC-BY. I think the translation must
be published under the original licence (or all contributors apply for the new
Comment 19 jeanweber 2009-08-19 05:27:23 UTC
Andreas, no the document on the wiki is not derived from or translated from the
German document in this issue. It just covers the same topic, export to PDF. It
was written (mostly by me) before I heard of this howto. That is why it is under
the CC-BY license like the rest of the user guides.
Comment 20 feucht22 2009-11-19 00:21:26 UTC
Is this task just concerned with the German translation of the How - To or do 
we need to revamp the English version as well? I am willing to help on this 
project extensively. 
Comment 21 jeanweber 2009-11-23 09:10:43 UTC
The English version of the same info (not a direct translation) is here:

(It is also in the ODT/PDF versions of the Getting Started guide, and the Writer
Guide and other books have nearly identical information.)

The material is essentially the same as in the German how-to (which is now
nearly 3 years old). IMO we don't need a separate how-to in English, but if you
wish to evaluate what we've got, please feel free to do so, either on the wiki
or through OOoAuthors. (I see you've recently joined the list there.)