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asked 2013-04-23 07:45:06 +0200

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updated 2020-08-09 00:21:40 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image


I have this checkbox in Calc Calc default checkbox wich looks great.

But when I print the spreadsheet (PDF or Printer) here is what it looks like: image description.

How to keep the original icon? (kind of "validate" icon, rather than the "cross" icon).

Thank you.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2020-08-09 00:22:55.938131


Ok so I have come up against this very same issue. It appears to be an unsolved problem, I have not found any solution to via on Dr Google. A couple of returns from Google show others have had the problem but it has never been answered. It is mentioned in a bug here: but only as a side issue, it doesn't seem that there is a bug report opened for it. It's hard for me to know whether it's a LO problem or an OS problem.

KarlinTas gravatar imageKarlinTas ( 2015-10-15 03:10:46 +0200 )edit

There is an OpenOffice bug for it here: but it's lapsed with no solution. Seems whoever looked at it could not reproduce it in XP. However in Win 10 and I suspect Ubuntu 14.04 it is present.

KarlinTas gravatar imageKarlinTas ( 2015-10-15 03:16:57 +0200 )edit

Beside the fact that this question is wayyyv outdated. I would like to give an answer to this "unsolved" Muahahaha !

To NOT print the label of a checkbox you'll have to erase its label. Period.

Ok. To erase its label switch to design mode. Then select the checkbox. Double click on it to edit it. In "general" remove what it is written in the Label field. Finished.

Save your work. Enjoy printing it.

ranxom gravatar imageranxom ( 2020-11-09 10:48:30 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-01-03 16:44:02 +0200

So I signed up to this stupid site just to find out that the question hadn't been answered. Not cool!

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It's very interesting to find one who is convinced that every question has an answer - and who judges those who know better as "stupid". Would you find it less stupid if five contributors said "donno"?

Stupid greetings! Cool enough?

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2015-01-03 17:07:48 +0200 )edit

He's right...I signed up too only to see that there IS no answer to the simple question. (thumbs down)

LayDee gravatar imageLayDee ( 2019-08-27 21:12:04 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-11-07 18:53:34 +0200

watermelon35 gravatar image

In testing, the Open Office Calc (spreadsheet) v4.1.3 displayed the check-style-checkboxes correctly in the Editor. But during printing Calc rendered them as x-style-checkboxes. This result was the same for all types of printed outputs.

The Open Office Writer v4.1.3 also displayed the check-style-checkboxes correctly in the Editor (and in the on screen print preview). But during printing Writer also rendered them as x-style-checkboxes.
No simple work around was found when using the checkbox control.

It seems the OOo Calc and Writer applications can be used to print x-style-checkboxes, but the older MS Excel and Word applications are needed to print the check-style-checkboxes. There is no overlap with this printing feature. While the MS Office XP 2002 applications provide legacy compatibility, the OOo 2016 applications provide access to many modern features which would be otherwise unavailable to end users.

Hope this helps.

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