In LO Writer the "File > Print" default is "Y = All Pages" and the "File > Export" default is "Y = All". So the user gets the SAME default output for printing or PDF creation.
In LO Calc the "File > Print" default is "Y = Selected Sheets" and the "File > Export as PDF" default is "Y = All". So in Calc the user gets DIFFERENT default output for printing versus PDF creation.
This inconsistency (and annoyance) could be resolved if for Calc the "File > Export as PDF" default were changed to "Y = Selection". This is the change requested here.
Additional note 1:
IMHO the default for a spreadsheet should be 'selection' not 'all' because spreadsheets can easily contain hundreds of pages of data that would never be printed or exported to PDF.
Additional note 2:
It would be even nicer if Calc's "File > Export as PDF" options were the same as Calc's "File > Print" options which are: All sheets, Selected sheets, Selected cells, All pages, and Pages.
Sounds reasonable. Although if 'selection' is enabled automatically in Word for some reasons, the similar behavior in Calc would be to print/export the active/selected sheet.
Guess switching from All to Selection is an easyhack.
Additional note 3: Selection is not clear enough as it could mixed up with 'Format > Print ranges'. Better call this option 'Selected pages'.
No need for additional code pointers
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> Additional note 3: Selection is not clear enough as it could mixed up with
> 'Format > Print ranges'. Better call this option 'Selected pages'.
Bug 90436 is about the change from Selection to "Selection/Selected sheets"
Code pointers missing, skill<foo>, difficulty<foo>
> Code pointers missing, skill<foo>, difficulty<foo>
CorNouws doesn't need core pointers, he knows what he's doing
(In reply to Katarina Behrens (CIB) from comment #6)
> CorNouws doesn't need core pointers, he knows what he's doing
Heartwarming, that much confidence :) though so far I mostly proved to mess up with git&gerrit ;) but working on that.
And oh yes, for this subject with the experience from the previous work in this dialog, I think I'll find my way.
A polite ping, still working on this bug
still on my todo - no time to really look at commits these weeks..
if "the intention to do it", is similar to "working on", then yes :(
A polite ping, still working on this bug?
Gabor Kelemen committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#105965 Make Selection the default PDF export range setting
It will be available in 6.1.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
is ok in Version: 188.8.131.52.alpha0+
Build ID: a39166b98580c0b0f7af6830745962d17adef578
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2;
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-09-26_06:35:54
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); Calc: threaded