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Why won't Writer export to PDF?

asked 2020-08-05 19:34:13 +0200

Judy P gravatar image

Using MacBook Pro. LibreOffice 6.4. .ODT file will not export to .PDF, nor will it save as any other file format. LibreOffice crashes when I try. What am I doing wrong?

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answered 2020-08-05 19:52:03 +0200

Opaque gravatar image

Hello,

most probably you haven't provided Full Disk Access to LibreOffice.app.

See also: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/214072/macos-catalina-libre-office-writer-will-not-save-files/

Hope that helps.

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Actually, I'm working with LibreOffice 6.3 on my MacBook Pro. Would that be my problem?

I made sure that LibreOffice had Full Disk Access in my privacy settings. I restarted my computer. I opened LibreOffice. I opened the document. Two copies were opened, I don't know why. Any thoughts?

The response I got when I tried to export the document from Writer was: "Due to an error, LibreOffice crashed. All the files you were working on will now be saved. The next time LibreOffice is launched, your files will be recovered."

My file was successfully recovered.

If someone can please help me, that would be great! Do I need to re-download the program?

Judy P gravatar imageJudy P ( 2020-08-06 16:46:20 +0200 )edit

Does this also happen, when you are running in LibreOffice Safe Mode (Help -> Restart in Safe Mode)? If not - reset your user profile (could be done via Help -> Restart in Safe Mode as well - watch for [o] Reset to factory settings and option [x] Reset entire user profile)

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-08-06 17:37:52 +0200 )edit

Well, actually, it did not work in "Safe Mode" I tried to reset entire user profile and that didn't work either. I deleted the whole thing, I think. And then started over by downloading again. It still didn't work. I must be doing something wrong! If anyone can help me, I would much appreciate it.

Judy P gravatar imageJudy P ( 2020-08-06 22:49:14 +0200 )edit

It made no sense to reset the user profile, if Safe Mode showed your problem as well.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-08-06 22:55:37 +0200 )edit

Maybe it didn't make any sense, but it seemed to work. I can now save to PDF. And, I don't know why. I hope it doesn't mysteriously stop, like it seemed to mysteriously start.

Judy P gravatar imageJudy P ( 2020-08-06 23:11:15 +0200 )edit

??? you wrote It still didn't work

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-08-06 23:29:15 +0200 )edit
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