Bug 109855 - Radial Forms Lose Group Names on PDF Export
Summary: Radial Forms Lose Group Names on PDF Export
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:pdf
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2017-07-28 16:22 UTC by Michael
Modified: 2018-12-09 20:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Example of Radial Forms (12.11 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2017-07-28 16:22 UTC, Michael
Example of Radial Forms in PDF (26.12 KB, application/pdf)
2017-08-12 19:02 UTC, Michael
PDF from LO 6.2 beta 1 (28.22 KB, application/pdf)
2018-12-09 20:14 UTC, Roman Kuznetsov

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Description Michael 2017-07-28 16:22:50 UTC
Created attachment 134945 [details]
Example of Radial Forms

When grouping radial forms for the purpose of a survey, the grouping breaks when it is exported to .pdf

Steps to Reproduce:
1) Create radial forms.

2) Give each form group a group number so that the circles can be filled in for each question without undoing the previous answer. To do this, make sure that design mode is "on" via the Form Controls toolbar. Select a group of radial controls and right-click them and select Control. Go to the general tab of the window that pops up and select type a unique name/number for that group. Go to the other groups and use a different unique group name/number for each group.

3) Export to .pdf

4) Open .pdf in Adobe Reader, Okular, or any other PDF Reader.

5) Left click a radial form for each group and watch it undo the previous one.

Inspection using Adobe Reader Pro showed that it couldn't see any group name/number as if that data it wasn't exported.

This has been reproduced in both Windows and Linux and in
Comment 1 Michael 2017-07-28 16:24:46 UTC
I'm not sure if it's relevant, but when opening the saved forms (not pdf) in Microsoft Word 2016, it failed to even render the forms.
Comment 2 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2017-08-12 07:30:55 UTC
Not reproducible for me with LO built at home under Ubuntu 16.04 x86-64.

Please could you attach your own pdf and a screencopy of the option dialog of your pdf export?

Set status to NEEDINFO, please set it back to UNCONFIRMED once requested
informations are provided.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 3 Michael 2017-08-12 19:02:05 UTC
Created attachment 135501 [details]
Example of Radial Forms in PDF
Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2017-08-12 21:17:18 UTC
(In reply to Michael from comment #3)
> Created attachment 135501 [details]
> Example of Radial Forms in PDF

Ah, I understand the problem: if, in the pdf, you click a button in the line i, then click any button in another line, the previous one is deselected.
In the ODF document each line is a group and in the pdf there is only one group.

Setting as NEW.

Did you try to play with the group names ? For example using names starting with an alphabetical character instead of numbers?

Best regards. JBF
Comment 5 Michael 2017-08-13 18:53:11 UTC
I just tried using names (one, two, three) instead of numbers (100, 200, 300) and it didn't work. I've also tried exporting to .pdf from different file types like .doc and .docx. That didn't work either.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-08-14 02:32:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2018-08-18 07:33:06 UTC
Still reproducible with LO built at home under Ubuntu 18.04 x86-64.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 8 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-12-09 20:14:35 UTC
Created attachment 147405 [details]
PDF from LO 6.2 beta 1

PDF from LO 6.2 beta 1 works as expected