Bug 123993 - unable to open hybrid PDFs if "PDF/A-1a" was selected in export dialog
Summary: unable to open hybrid PDFs if "PDF/A-1a" was selected in export dialog
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2019-03-11 10:24 UTC by Felix Schwarz
Modified: 2019-03-11 12:12 UTC (History)
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Description Felix Schwarz 2019-03-11 10:24:17 UTC
Somehow LibreOffice Writer does not export hybrid PDFs correctly when PDF/A-1a was selected (or it does not open them correctly).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a document in LibreOffice Writer
2. File -> Export as... -> Export as PDF (roughly translated from German)
3. check "Hybrid-PDF" AND "PDF/A-1a (ISO 19005-1)"
4. export file
5. open created PDF file in writer

Actual Results:
Writer displays the PDF as text:
> %PDF-1.4
> %äüöß
> 2 0 obj
> <</Length 3 0 R/Filter/FlateDecode>>
> stream

Expected Results:
Actual LibreOffice document can be edited with all previous formatting.

I suspect hybrid PDFs may not be possible with PDF/A but in that case I think the "Hybrid" checkbox should be inactive/disabled to ensure there is no data loss. (The user might rely on the ability to retrieve the document from the exported PDF without storing it separately.)

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
I'm using LibreOffice from Fedora 29.
Comment 1 Mike Kaganski 2019-03-11 10:50:34 UTC
Cannot reproduce with Version: (x64)
Build ID: fcd633fb1bf21b0a99c9acb3ad6e526437947b01
CPU threads: 12; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: CL

Could be platform-specific or version-specific. Could you please test with version 6.2? Please reset status to UNCONFIRMED when provided the answer.
Comment 2 Felix Schwarz 2019-03-11 12:12:08 UTC
You are right - version (from Flathub) works (even with previously created files which means I did not loose data).