In trying to get around the fact that the pdf export always exports a color pdf even when there is no color in the document, I tried the "print to file" option, targeting our monochrome laser printer (Xerox Workcentre Pro 90). The pdf file produced cannot be opened by the Adobe Reader 9.4.7, nor the PDF-Xchange Viewer, although it can be opened just fine with Okular.
Adobe Reader says: "could not open 'test.pdf' because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged"
I am running LibreOffice 3.5.1 under Linux Mint 12 (amd64).
Encountered this problem as well under Ubuntu (12.04, 3.2.0-23, amd64) and
This is a serious one, since a pdf produced in such a way will be readable by evince for example (the usual application under linux), but not by adobe reader (the usual one under windows).
Sending such documents to windows users can be seriously embarrassing (imagine sending a cv to an employer, who complains not being able to open that file).
Would send people running away from libreoffice (and linux).
Please increase urgency !!!
PS: Used to EXPORT TO PDF button under LibOWriter to produce such a corrupted pdf file
"Print to file" is not a pdf-export -- it may for example be plain postscript among other things. closing as invalid.
The request for monochrome PDF production seems reasonable to me David; any chance you can file that as a new bug and CC me, prolly it could become an easy-hack.
Thanks, Michael. Actually, I already filed a separate bug report about that -- it's number 47278.