Bug 93277 - PRINTING EXPORTING as PDF: image captions don't print or save as pdf properly
Summary: PRINTING EXPORTING as PDF: image captions don't print or save as pdf properly
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-08-08 14:58 UTC by Pedro I. Hernandez
Modified: 2016-10-10 11:14 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Image comment dissapearing on exportation to PDF (1.47 MB, image/png)
2015-08-08 14:58 UTC, Pedro I. Hernandez
odt file with dummy text (668.92 KB, application/x-7z-compressed)
2015-08-14 21:35 UTC, Pedro I. Hernandez

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Description Pedro I. Hernandez 2015-08-08 14:58:53 UTC
Created attachment 117772 [details]
Image comment dissapearing on exportation to PDF

When inserted an image comment, viewed OK on Writer but, after export the whole document to PDF the image comment disappears!!! Why?

With the same document: I tried to export it from LO Writer 4.4.5 portable running on a Windows VM and it worked ok!!! :-O
Comment 1 tommy27 2015-08-13 15:08:50 UTC
please upload a test file where you constantly reproduce the issue (the simpler is the test-case the easier will be to debug), you just uploaded a screenshot

Comment 2 Pedro I. Hernandez 2015-08-13 19:00:41 UTC
I'm sorry but due to copyrights and private data protection I can not upload this document.
I haven't been able to reproduce the issue with any new document that I've tried.

Anyways... If this helps...
Within the document, I always link (9 total) images (jpg and svg formats) to external files (in order to have the possibility of updating them out of LO) and when I delete some of them the situation fixes. It has to be this way... I can not tell the number to be deleted exactly...  I don't know if this matters but... with one of the images it's attached a hyperlink to a website (the first one in the document). The deletion of this only image doesn't fix the problem.

thanks anyway for your interest! :-)
Comment 3 tommy27 2015-08-14 07:36:27 UTC
did you try editing a copy of your document replacing copyrighted images and putting dummy text?

the only chance we have to debug is to have a functioning test file.

so I set again status to NEEDINFO.
Comment 4 Pedro I. Hernandez 2015-08-14 21:35:52 UTC
Created attachment 117924 [details]
odt file with dummy text
Comment 5 Pedro I. Hernandez 2015-08-14 21:42:02 UTC
I've worked on a file and I've been able to reproduce the mistake!
With this file, captions don't appear in exported PDF file!

Hope this helps!
Comment 6 sophie 2015-08-25 12:00:08 UTC
Hi, I was not able to reproduce with my own document. In your sample, linked images are missing, could you please upload them so we have a working file to test with. Thanks in advance - Sophie
Comment 7 Philippe 2015-08-31 11:40:03 UTC
Same error for every image with captions. The only way I found make them appear again is to hit return to insert a newline between image and following paragraph.
Comment 8 thanasis57 2015-09-01 11:54:11 UTC
The same bug affected me, too. i downgraded to and the problem is gone.

I made a test file for debugging, but could not reproduce the problem. Maybe due to the fact that the document I am working on is extremely extensive and rather complicated.

Anyway, a really frustrating regression (?) due to the difficulty in reproducing.
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2015-09-14 14:30:16 UTC
(In reply to Pedro I. Hernandez from comment #4)
> Created attachment 117924 [details]
> odt file with dummy text

I don't understand what we should be looking at here. The captions seem ok in your PDF. I modified a couple of links to point to my own images. PDF export preserves the captions just fine.

There are a lot of images+captions, so maybe I'm missing something? If it is about a specific caption, please tell us what it is and on which page.

Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided the information.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Version: (32-bit)
Build ID: 81898c9f5c0d43f3473ba111d7b351050be20261
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 10 Dominik Kopp 2015-09-20 21:15:04 UTC
I can confirm the test file in comment #4.
The caption on page 11 (or 15) isn't visible until I do a "print preview" or resize the frame.

I'm using LO on OpenSUSE tumbleweed
Comment 11 Buovjaga 2015-09-21 05:23:43 UTC
(In reply to Dominik Kopp from comment #10)
> I can confirm the test file in comment #4.
> The caption on page 11 (or 15) isn't visible until I do a "print preview" or
> resize the frame.
> I'm using LO on OpenSUSE tumbleweed

This is about doing a PDF export.

Ilustración 2: ubicación and Ilustración 3: Densidad show up in the PDF just fine.

Setting back to NEEDINFO while we wait for original reporter to respond.
Comment 12 Caolán McNamara 2015-09-28 12:45:27 UTC
I cannot reproduce this, but it sounds very similar to bug 93461 which I can reproduce and have fixed today. Perhaps the original reporter (or anyone else who can reproduce this) can check tomorrows daily build to verify that it is gone in that.
Comment 13 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-11 20:22:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Xisco Faulí 2016-10-10 11:14:01 UTC
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