I created a spreadsheet and wanted a full page background image behind the cells.
Import > Fine
Set as background > Fine
Print > Fine
Save as ODS > Fine
Export as PDF > Failed
When the PDF is created only the background image shows, no cells. This is true for PNG and JPG.
I found the critical variable is whether the image is larger than the page size. The very edges of the image were bigger than what Calc felt a page should be. When I reduced the size of the image by a few pixels the content of the cells appeared in PDF exports.
Hope this helps.
Created attachment 49697 [details]
Graphic Background in Spreadsheet, Graphic not necessarily larger than page
Failed to reproduce on LibreOffice 3.4 340m1(Build:103) for OpenSuse Linux.
Here is an attached document of a background image successfully displayed behind cells. This is for a png file.
I also set a page size of 2.3" by 2" with one cell. That one came out fine as well. (See second attachment). So in this case the image size was drastically larger than the page.
Created attachment 49698 [details]
Graphic Background in Spreadsheet, Graphic definitely than page
Also, it would be great if you could post an attachment of the faulty document if it is not confidential.
Created attachment 49708 [details]
Mock-up of disappearing text in pdf export
Hi, I didn't have the time to put together an example at the time. Here is an example.
The original file is an invoice, so I've put together a mock-up with the same elements. The text in cells still disappears for me with this file when exported to pdf.
Hope this helps.
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Text shows fine when exporting attachment 49708 [details] -> WFM.
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