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calc pdf export incorrectly formatted if manual page break inserted [closed]

asked 2016-01-04 14:13:35 +0200

Edward gravatar image

updated 2020-08-28 15:39:38 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

L.O. on both Manjaro Linux AND Win 8.1. Calc sheet with manual page (row) break, hard copy prints correctly but PDF (File-->Export as PDF) is scaled to a fraction of correct size (roughly 0.75 inches X 0.5 inches). Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong? (As a workaround I removed page break, scaled to print on 2 pages, and played with margins until the page break was at the desired location, PDF exported file then was correct size).

edit: Tested on L.O. (Debian stable), same problem whether converted as above or converted at command line.

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answered 2016-01-05 21:44:51 +0200

Edward gravatar image

The issue seems to have been the scaling mode (Format/Page/Sheet). Setting to 1 page previewed correctly (5 pages, with breaks as envisioned) but PDF scaling was way off. Setting the scale to the number of pages envisioned (5) seemed to fix the issue. I incorrectly assumed the manual breaks would cause LibreOffice to ignore the scaling setting (especially as the print preview didn't show any problem).

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answered 2016-01-05 00:24:31 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Please verify if you have set up the option Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice calc/Print - Always apply manual breaks.

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Yes, Options..Always apply manual breaks is toggled on (thank you for alerting me to that in response to a prior question). Within LibreOffice sheet prints hard copies as envisioned but the PDF Export shows/prints an image a small fraction of the size of the hard copies.

Edward gravatar imageEdward ( 2016-01-05 13:56:54 +0200 )edit

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