Bug 40615 - PDF: Most of contents missing, wrong PDF syntax
Summary: PDF: Most of contents missing, wrong PDF syntax
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Master old -3.6
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Blocks: mab3.5
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Reported: 2011-09-04 02:37 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2011-12-01 11:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Test kit for original report (288.91 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2011-09-04 02:37 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld Retired
PDF export of bugdoc with master (163.60 KB, text/x-moz-deleted)
2011-09-04 21:42 UTC, Jean-Baptiste Faure

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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-09-04 02:37:53 UTC
Created attachment 50885 [details]
Test kit for original report

PDF export from WRITER is completely unusable with  Server installation of Master "LibO-dev 3.5.0 – WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) English UI [(Build ID:  3b32204-7f92fce-2ba0a9f)]"

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open "sample1.odt" from attached TestLit_New_MailWithoutContents.zip
2. Export to PDF with reduced quality (jpg, 90%, 30dspi), no frills
   Expected: looks like .odt (so it is with 3.4.3)
   Actual: Most of contents missing, no correct PDF syntax (may be)

In the test kit you find some results from a e-mail mail merge attemppt to 4 recipients. PDF Contents seems to be random controlled, AR X will not open all documents.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-09-04 02:44:38 UTC
Worked fine with WIN Master Build ID: 

Problem visible in some Master builds from 2011-08-26 and later
Comment 2 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2011-09-04 21:42:34 UTC
Created attachment 50909 [details]
PDF export of bugdoc with master

I am not sure to understand well what the problem is. Here is the result of my test with master I compiled yesterday (2011-09-04).
Build ID: 00fabc1-3f8994a-2ba0a9f-f39398e
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-09-04 23:13:25 UTC
@Jean-Baptiste Faure:
Your document looks fine. You tested with what OS?
Comment 4 Stefan Knorr (astron) 2011-11-24 04:20:12 UTC
I can't reproduce this on 64-bit Linux (exported document looks like Jean-Baptiste's), so setting Platform picker to 32-bit Windows only.

Build: compiled from git master, November 23, 2011. No Java, no Mozilla. (I'm too lazy too reenter the build ID, for some reason it won't just copy/paste.)
Comment 5 Caolán McNamara 2011-12-01 08:17:32 UTC
works for me (tm) under Linux. I wonder if this is a duplicate of the (should be fixed) temp file name collisions under Windows.
Comment 6 Roman Eisele 2011-12-01 08:25:59 UTC
Just for the record:

NOT reproducible on MacOS X 10.6.8 German
using LibO-dev 3.5.0 
Build ID: 549f928-b211287-090bcba-45cf606
built date: 2011-12-01
no langkit installed (default UI language)

For me, exporting the sample ODT file gives a fine PDF looking like the original ODT document – just like Jean-Baptiste Faure’s one.

Therefore, this bug must be either platform specific (as Astron has already suggested) or it was fixed by the way in the newer master builds.
Comment 7 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-12-01 09:10:55 UTC
Works fine with Server installation of  Master "LibO-dev 3.5.0 – WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) ENGLISH UI [Build ID: 130028f-b211287-090bcba-45cf606-05891e7]" Win-x86@9-Voreppe - 111130)

WFM, I will watch that issue
Comment 8 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2011-12-01 11:16:43 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> @Jean-Baptiste Faure:
> Your document looks fine. You tested with what OS?

Sorry for the late reply, I don't know why I was not in cc list of this bug report.
My OS is Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64.
Best regards. JBF