Bug 130421 - CALC: Add new button to Export Current Sheet Directly as PDF
Summary: CALC: Add new button to Export Current Sheet Directly as PDF
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2020-02-04 11:44 UTC by Oliver
Modified: 2020-02-18 08:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Oliver 2020-02-04 11:44:11 UTC
The Option for
Direct Printing is printing only the selected tables. (Option is marked in settings)
The page previes show only the selected table.

Direct Export to PDF exports alle tables. I think it should only export the selected Table.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Calc and create 2 tables with different content
2. select the second table
3. Click on the Button for direct Export to PDF

Actual Results:
All tables are exported to PDF

Expected Results:
Only selected table should be exportef

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2020-02-05 16:33:17 UTC
Oliver, possibly you want a new opportunity like "Direct export to PDF (only selected)"?

If you use a File->Export to PDF... dialog after selecting of cell range, then you get PDF with only selected table.
Comment 2 Timur 2020-02-06 11:27:14 UTC
Help https://help.libreoffice.org/7.0/en-US/text/shared/02/07090000.html for Export Directly as PDF says: 
"Exports the current document directly as PDF." So, current behavior is correct.
As Roman noticed, we may convert this to new enhancement to add new button to Export Current Sheet Directly as PDF.
Comment 3 Oliver 2020-02-06 11:52:39 UTC
OK, my mistake. Thanks für the Link.

Then it is not a bug.

But it is inconsistent, becaue direct printing and print preview shows/prints the selected table, but the direct pdf export exports the hole document.

I think we not need a new Button, but the Button für direct PDF export should do the same as direct printing. Direct printing pay attention to the settings under LibreOffice Calc-> Printing.
Comment 4 m.a.riosv 2020-02-07 14:39:20 UTC
Through customization of the Toolbar it's easy to add the Button for Menu/File/Export as Pdf. And to avoid mistakes delete the button for Export Directly.

I can agree it should be the default.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2020-02-18 08:30:17 UTC
Agree with the request. Direct printing should respect the configuration Print > Print only selected sheets.