Bug 43033 - PDF: Hidden slides are output to exported PDF
Summary: PDF: Hidden slides are output to exported PDF
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.3 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: pjacquod
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-11-17 09:34 UTC by Máirín Duffy
Modified: 2011-12-28 14:44 UTC (History)
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Description Máirín Duffy 2011-11-17 09:34:18 UTC
Problem description: 

I have a long presentation that has some hidden slides. 

Current behavior:

When I use File > Export to PDF, the hidden slides are also exported to the PDF. (It's a pain to remove them, as it involves a manual process in a separate app)

Expected behavior:

When I use File > Export to PDF, the hidden slides are not exported into the PDF. 

Platform (if different from the browser): 

Fedora 16, libreoffice-impress-
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1
Comment 1 Sebastian@SSpaeth.de 2011-12-16 06:55:02 UTC
Adding me to 'CC list, this has been reported in Jan 2004(!) as
Comment 2 pjacquod 2011-12-23 06:33:15 UTC
So the idea here is to export to PDF only the not hidden slides. This is done in my local git. But my change make it impossible to export to PDF hidden slides. Should such an option be implemented ? 

Further, could you check & confirm that the export to PDF with option "selection" exports to PDF all slides, and not only the selected slides?

best regards
Comment 3 pjacquod 2011-12-28 14:44:38 UTC
this is done and should be visible in 3.5.0 Beta3: 
by export to PDF from Presentation/Impress, per default hidden slides are not present in the PDF
By activating the check-box (Export hidden pages), hidden slides are also available within the PDF