When you export a Writer document to PDF with comments enabled, the comments do export, but not the highlighting showing what the comments referred to.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Highlight text in a Writer document and insert a comment.
2.Export the document as a PDF with "Export comments" option enabled
3.View the PDF in a PDF reader.
The comment highlights are gone. Instead there is a small note icon placed at the end of where the highlight was.
Highlighting should be preserved and no icon should be added, unless it is for a comment that was inserted at a single point.
User Profile Reset: No
Version: 18.104.22.168 (x64)
Build ID: 98c6a8a1c6c7b144ce3cc729e34964b47ce25d62
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win;
Locale: en-AU (en_CA); UI-Language: en-US
Thank you for reporting the bug. It seems you're using an old version of LibreOffice. Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ? I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
I reproduced the "bug" or shortcoming in version 7.
This looks like a duplicate.
Because due to bug 77650, you cannot choose comments position in PDF export.
"highlighting showing what the comments referred to" is printed with Print to PDF printer.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 77650 ***
Upon further consideration, let's confirm this as an enhancement.
Can be tested if comments are marked for export in margins in LO options.
Workaround: print to PDF printer.
I succeded to reproduce the bug once:
- I had 2 lines of text, I highlighted one row, and insert a comment there
- export to PDF
- the line with highlight and comment it's gone in PDF.
Now I try to repro again and I am screencasting but no repro any more. I will try some more testing...
lomacar, this behaviour is what you have noticed?...
I succeded to prove the bug, see the video.
The title is ok.
Build ID: 3a22f5a589e822e7ca8bbb00e38a3aff93ed7ba5
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-US (ro_RO.UTF-8); UI: en-US
The steps are easier:
- insert some text, highlight and insert any comment
- export to PDF -> the text is gone
Not everytime reproductibile.
Created attachment 165493 [details]
Created attachment 165494 [details]
the file I worked on
I tried to download the file I provide, and to generate a PDF and now it works.
Maybe there need to be many tests in order to repro this bug.
Oh wow, your text disappeared completely? That is not the bug I am reporting. I am only taking about the the the highlight for the comment disappearing. It makes it hard to tell what you are commenting on and the icon that it puts in its place covers up some text.
Bogdan, you need to set Tools-Options-Writer-Print to export comments at all. Also compare PDFs in different viewers. Please "obsolete" your comments and remove video.