Bug 45893 - PRINTING: add feature to directly print charts
Summary: PRINTING: add feature to directly print charts
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA vote
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Blocks: Chart-Enhancements
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Reported: 2012-02-10 06:33 UTC by jkonecny
Modified: 2019-11-29 13:29 UTC (History)
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Description jkonecny 2012-02-10 06:33:14 UTC
There needs to be a way to print charts that are on a spreadsheet.  Right now when you want a chart printed you have to do all sorts of formatting/strecthing/print previewing to get a chart to fit on a piece of paper correctly.  Excel offers a simple way to print a chart and the chart only.  If I remember correctly you just select the chart and then file->print.  It comes out neatly formatted to fit a piece of paper.  I have had a request in at openoffice since 2002-06-20 at...


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Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-17 05:27:32 UTC
Thanks for new idea
Printing currently going via PDF, therefore resembles this: Bug 30944
in 3.5.3 not implemented yet, changing status to NEW

PS: may be exists extensions for LinreOffice or OpenOffice that do this functionality?
Comment 2 Horst 2012-08-31 19:21:22 UTC
This has not changed even in 3.6.. 
I changed it to highest. This feature is implemented in Lotus 123 for aroung 20 years and also available in Excel. It looks to me that someboby overlooked this feature very early in StarOffice.
Comment 3 Roman Eisele 2012-09-03 08:15:22 UTC
I completely understand that this is a very important missing feature. But if this feature was never in StarOffice/OOo/LibO, this report is still an enhancement request, not a bug. "Critical" bugs should be only issues which
 -- cause frequent crashes
 -- cause important data loss
 -- prevent LibO from installation/starting.

Please don’t take this as offence: I understand how severe this problem is. It is just so that we have plenty of equally or even more important bugs, so if the Importance pickers should be of any use, we need to get them (more or less) right.

But there are good news, too:
For enhancement request, we have got an experimental vote process at
So please add the present report there (using the "Template for new entries" at the end!), together with a first voting for it.

Thank you for your understanding!
Comment 4 Horst 2012-09-04 20:29:06 UTC
Sorry Roman,
I'm a rookie here and have to learn a lot. I inserted it in THE LIST and hope more people are voting for it.
Comment 5 Roman Eisele 2012-09-06 07:38:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Sorry Roman,
> I'm a rookie here and have to learn a lot. I inserted it in THE LIST and hope
> more people are voting for it.

Thank you very much! I have added my vote there ...
Comment 6 Jože Klepec 2013-03-15 22:45:02 UTC
Ias I commented on the vote site. extremely useful. I'd need that for during study since year 2000 until 2004. 

Also, python scripts do excellent graphics, so I think that it could be done with this tool.
Comment 7 Björn Michaelsen 2014-01-17 00:43:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-29 13:29:15 UTC
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5