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« on: October 06, 2013, 03:46:47 am »
Hey guys how do I turn an odt into a pdf? Thanks.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 10:07:57 am »
Hi Melissa

You should be able to "Export" any .odt file as a PDF in Libre Office..click File-Export as PDF or use the PDF icon on the top taskbar


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Re: PDFS
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 11:17:22 am »
As Emegra says, you can export it in LibreOffice.

but ANY application that can "print" can also create a pdf .. just select -

Print > Print to file

tick Output format=PDF

and click the "Print" button.

You'll then find it in your home folder.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 02:44:25 pm »
Thanks guys- I found a free online pdf converter in the end- exporting didn't work.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 02:51:01 pm »
There is a PDF icon on Libre office which has been there since .. "forever" .. it's a single click followed by file -> save as .. I've never know it not work .. and it's there in the writer, spreadsheet and presentation apps ...


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Re: PDFS
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 02:58:03 pm »
Ok cheers- I'll look later!
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 12:57:40 am »
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Hi Melissa

You should be able to "Export" any .odt file as a PDF in Libre Office..click File-Export as PDF or use the PDF icon on the top taskbar



That doesn't work.


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Re: PDFS
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 12:58:53 am »
There is a PDF icon on Libre office which has been there since .. "forever" .. it's a single click followed by file -> save as .. I've never know it not work .. and it's there in the writer, spreadsheet and presentation apps ...

I tried that as first port of call- no pdf option there.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013, 01:00:18 am »
The pdf online converter is the best.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 01:18:16 am »
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I tried that as first port of call- no pdf option there.

In LibreOffice
Go to File->Export as PDF

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Re: PDFS
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 02:09:19 am »
Melissa .. no it isn't, an online converter will only be any good if you can get online .. and you are giving your document to someone else.
(online converters should be a last resort)

How hard can it be to (in ANY application that can print) to select

File > Print

Click on Print to File

Name: Whatever-you-want.pdf

Output format: tick the PDF box

then click the Print button

You'll then find the PDF in your home folder.

It's EXACTLY like printing the document .. but instead of being sent to your printer, a PDF file is created instead.



But there's something wrong if you can't export to PDF from within LibreOffice .. it certainly works on my system.

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Re: PDFS
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2013, 07:13:34 am »
Here's a small video demonstrating how to save a .odt file as a PDF in LibreOffice

click on the bottom right of the screen image to go full screen

The picture is a bit blurry full screen but still perfectly watchable

http://videobin.org/+6yj/8pf.html
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 09:49:15 pm »
Here's another wee video demo as the last one may have been a bit confusing, it concentrates only on the simplest method in LibreOffice and the picture quality is a bit better I think especially full screen

http://videobin.org/+6yo/8q6.html




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Re: PDFS
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2013, 04:39:46 pm »
Melissa .. no it isn't, an online converter will only be any good if you can get online .. and you are giving your document to someone else.
(online converters should be a last resort)

How hard can it be to (in ANY application that can print) to select

File > Print

Click on Print to File

Name: Whatever-you-want.pdf

Output format: tick the PDF box

then click the Print button

You'll then find the PDF in your home folder.

It's EXACTLY like printing the document .. but instead of being sent to your printer, a PDF file is created instead.



But there's something wrong if you can't export to PDF from within LibreOffice .. it certainly works on my system.

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Nope it doesn't work!
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 04:45:36 pm »
OK, try this:-

run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

Now print from LibreOffice, but instead of selecting "Print to file" as the printer .. select "PDF" as the printer.

You should then find the PDF file in a folder called PDF in your home folder.
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