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
Black and white pdf file with text and lines, but without images (they are replaced by white zones with a black border)
Black and white pdf file with black text and lines, and images converted in greyscale
Operating System: Linux (Other)
Version: 126.96.36.199 release
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Example impress file
An example impress file is provided to reproduce the bug...
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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)
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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)
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PDF printed using 188.8.131.52 alpha1 from Oct 24
Black & white printed PDF looking OK. Same result with Win 7 64-bit 184.108.40.206.
Can you please test with latest stable?
Printed on Version: 220.127.116.11.alpha1+
Build ID: 0a82645c360158f9cc0fdabe2a52f1ff8f981bed
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-10-24_06:59:23
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