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Writer 4.4 export as PDF losses formatting [closed]

asked 2015-03-10 20:03:33 +0100

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updated 2020-08-05 11:58:04 +0100

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Just started using Writer 4.4. When I export my book as a PDF file, the PDF is aligning my pages left and ignoring the justified format of the document. There may be other format losses issues? Is this a know bug?

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I am having this problem too. Any document that I attempt to "export as pdf" loses the typographic alignment, in my case "justification" of the paragraphs. I did not have this problem in OpenOffice. It is particularly troublesome if you have used a superscript character and the character is placed several spaces away from the word it modifies. I tried redrafting each document in ODT in case .doc was causing a problem but it did not help. Is there a fix for this?

jsharbrough gravatar imagejsharbrough ( 2015-05-18 23:06:44 +0100 )edit

I am using Writer

jsharbrough gravatar imagejsharbrough ( 2015-05-18 23:08:19 +0100 )edit

I am also having this issue. Has anyone found a solution yet? Any document opened in writer that is justified will lose formatting when I export or save as a PDF.

Todd gravatar imageTodd ( 2015-05-19 20:09:35 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-03-11 22:19:17 +0100

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I have not tried printing the document because the PDF conversion is causing a change in pagination. There are probably other formatting changes in the PDF conversion.

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answered 2015-03-11 18:22:20 +0100

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I am not aware of such a bug but recommend to look at:

Additionally. What happens with the alignment when you print out a page which gets wrong during pdf-export?

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answered 2015-05-22 13:51:17 +0100

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I have the same problem. Exporting odt in PDF differs using LibreOffice (LO - ver. and NeoOffice (NO ver 2014.10). The document exported in LO includes several blank spaces, particularly before the bold text.

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answered 2015-05-12 16:41:04 +0100

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updated 2015-05-13 01:34:48 +0100


this bug exists to this date in LIbreOffie

I have a 1page and a 32 pages document, justified format looks fine. I export to pdf and aligment is basically screwed up (mostly left, sometime justified).

Is this a known bug?

I think this is serious, because this makes it unusable when you need pdf export.

Information: In Open Office this works.

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answered 2015-06-18 22:46:51 +0100

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updated 2015-06-18 22:51:39 +0100

I have this problem too... Any fix soon?

Printing the file within LO Writer prints the correctly formatted justified text, and thanks to this suggestion by a previous commenter I was able to save a correct PDF from within the print dialogue, thank you! But the direct or menu exporting of PDF ruins the text alignment.

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I've had the same problem with the 'export to pdf' option and sorted it out by also going to the option File --> Print... --> and select 'Save as a PDF' at the bottom left of the window. For some reason it worked this way...

Jose07 gravatar imageJose07 ( 2015-10-02 13:29:02 +0100 )edit

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