Issue 84802 - Option for exporting to cropped PDF (like EPS export)
Summary: Option for exporting to cropped PDF (like EPS export)
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Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Reported: 2007-12-20 16:31 UTC by dalleyg
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:36 UTC (History)
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Description dalleyg 2007-12-20 16:31:17 UTC
When exporting a selection to an EPS file in OO Draw, the content is moved to
the origin and a cropping bounding-box is automatically created (which is good).
 When exporting a selection to PDF, the content is left in its current position
and the cropping/clipping bounding box is set to the full page.  It would be
very helpful to optionally have the PDF export work like EPS export.  Even
better IMHO would be to make this the default mode when exporting a selection,
and still an option when exporting a whole page.

Current workaround: export to EPS and then manually run epstopdf (on linux or
using cygwin on Windows) to convert to PDF.

Motivation: I create a lot of scientific/technical documents that require
imported figures to be in PDF format.  Non-clipped PDF files are tricky to use
and doing so generally involves various hacks that either reduce the
maintainability of files and/or are hard to get working cross-platform.  While
the OO Draw -> cropped EPS -> cropped PDF works, it would be nice to be able to
directly do OO Draw -> cropped PDF (and hopefully it's easy to implement since
the EPS export already does it).
Comment 1 christian.guenther 2008-01-09 13:05:16 UTC
When I select 'selection' in the pdf export the selection and the  slide will be
In my mind only the selection should be exported without the slide.