Bug 72712 - Other: Printing on pdf in black and white (option available for impress or draw) does not print images
Summary: Other: Printing on pdf in black and white (option available for impress or dr...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-14 17:35 UTC by Yves Delannoy
Modified: 2015-06-08 14:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Example impress file (1.65 MB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2013-12-14 18:18 UTC, Yves Delannoy
output of 'print on pdf' from libreoffice3 (1012.25 KB, application/pdf)
2013-12-14 18:21 UTC, Yves Delannoy
output of 'print on pdf' from libreoffice4 (116.71 KB, application/pdf)
2013-12-14 18:23 UTC, Yves Delannoy
PDF printed using alpha1 from Oct 24 (1.20 MB, application/pdf)
2014-10-25 14:13 UTC, Buovjaga

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Description Yves Delannoy 2013-12-14 17:35:45 UTC
Problem description: 
   In libreoffice 3.4 or before (on Ubuntu 12.04LTS or CentOS6.4), selecting the "black and white" option in tab "LibreOffice Impress" or "LibreOffice Draw" of the "Print" dialog window translated color images into greyscale equivalents. The color background in impress translated white, which made it possible to produce printable copies of color presentations very easily...
   This possibility seems to have disappered in LibreOffice 4.0.4 (which came last week with CentOS6.5) and also in LibreOffice 4.1.3 (that I installed separately on CentOS6.5 to test).
   This makes the black and white option totally unuseful !

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open or create an impress or draw document including a jpg image 
2. print it with option "black and white" and "print in a file"
3. look at the resulting pdf file

Current behavior:
  Black and white pdf file with text and lines, but without images (they are replaced by white zones with a black border)

Expected behavior:
  Black and white pdf file with black text and lines, and images converted in greyscale

Operating System: Linux (Other)
Version: release
Comment 1 Yves Delannoy 2013-12-14 18:18:08 UTC
Created attachment 90780 [details]
Example impress file

An example impress file is provided to reproduce the bug...
Comment 2 Yves Delannoy 2013-12-14 18:21:35 UTC
Created attachment 90781 [details]
output of 'print on pdf' from libreoffice3

This is the correct output, as it was generated by libreoffice 3.4 or before (i.e. the version included in CentOS6.4 and before)
Comment 3 Yves Delannoy 2013-12-14 18:23:32 UTC
Created attachment 90782 [details]
output of 'print on pdf' from libreoffice4

This is the icorrect output, as generated by libreoffice 4.0.4 (the same is obtained in libreoffice 4.3.2)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2014-10-25 14:13:17 UTC
Created attachment 108392 [details]
PDF printed using alpha1 from Oct 24

Black & white printed PDF looking OK. Same result with Win 7 64-bit

Can you please test with latest stable?

Printed on Version:
Build ID: 0a82645c360158f9cc0fdabe2a52f1ff8f981bed
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-10-24_06:59:23
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-05-06 14:14:16 UTC
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Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:26:54 UTC
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