Bug 35689 - LibO should propose an "export to pdf - cropped"
Summary: LibO should propose an "export to pdf - cropped"
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Import-Draw
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Reported: 2011-03-26 03:30 UTC by Paul Cazottes
Modified: 2016-05-09 14:59 UTC (History)
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2011-03-26 03:30 UTC, Paul Cazottes

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Description Paul Cazottes 2011-03-26 03:30:41 UTC
Created attachment 44883 [details]

LibO proposes to export to pdf. It exports the full page or the selected area.

However sometimes we only want the used area (as if you want to include a pdf for pdfLaTeX). I usually export to pdf then use pdfcrop.

It would be very nice to add a crop option in the export dialog box (below "Files / Export to Pdf / General / Area").
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:46:38 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
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Comment 2 Paul Cazottes 2012-01-03 14:00:01 UTC
The feature I was asking is still not in LO 3.5 beta 2
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Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2016-05-09 14:45:58 UTC
Closing this feature request as WORKSFORME because a) dealing with tickets older than five years is necrophiliac, and b) cropping PDF is not in scope, IMHO. There is a good workaround (PDFCrop) and you could adjust the drawing beforehand accordingly.

However, the idea for enhancement is valid and goes into the sub meta therefore.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2016-05-09 14:59:00 UTC
The bounding box feature could solve this issue too. Set to a value lower than the selection could mean to crop the output.