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Re: PDFS
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2013, 04:45:44 pm »
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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



See my screen grab- if there is no save button then one cannot save!!! It doesn't work on this stupid laptop. I might try it on the Dell netbook and see what happens there- but this laptop I am sure is slowly dying- things are just going bad to worse on it. I am using it more because of the big screen but if it gets any worse I might give it to the PC man for parts!!
And yes the page was scrolled right up the top so save button is not hidden.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2013, 04:51:20 pm »
OK, try this:-

run:
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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.

Would do if that option would come up- it then goes to the save page with no button! Doesn't matter I am happy with online ones- you delete it after anyway and I don't use pdf much- was for an online course about music- nothing to hide! In fact if people read it I'd be pleased!
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2013, 04:52:14 pm »
Click the little triangle next to the words "File Type:" (in  your screenshot) .. that should shorten that dialog box, and display the "Save" button.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2013, 04:55:22 pm »
Click the little triangle next to the words "File Type:" (in  your screenshot) .. that should shorten that dialog box, and display the "Save" button.

It doesn't tried that days ago! Let's forget this one Mark- doesn't work, but thanks for helping. I don't use pdfs much anyway and got an online one.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2013, 05:03:59 pm »
One last thing .. drag the very top egde of that dialog down to shrink the window, then drag the whole window upwards so you can see the save button.

I'm on a smaller screen than you, and I can make it fit ;)

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what happens if you hit the maximise button on that dialog ?
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2013, 05:10:37 pm »
One last thing .. drag the very top egde of that dialog down to shrink the window, then drag the whole window upwards so you can see the save button.

I'm on a smaller screen than you, and I can make it fit ;)

Or

what happens if you hit the maximise button on that dialog ?

Ok maximise worked, minimise doesn't, cheers.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2013, 05:42:36 pm »
Erm .. minimise means send to the bottom panel ???

What I mean is MANUALLY resizing the window, by dragging it's edge ..

put your mouse pointer at the very top edge of the (not maximised) window .. the mouse cursor should change to an upwards pointing arrow with a line at its point, clck and hold the left mouse button, and drag the top edge downwards to shrink the window.

once you've shrunk it and let go of the mouse button, place the mouse cursor on the window titlebar, click and hold the left mouse button and drag the whole window upwards.
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2013, 06:25:27 pm »
Erm .. minimise means send to the bottom panel ???

What I mean is MANUALLY resizing the window, by dragging it's edge ..

put your mouse pointer at the very top edge of the (not maximised) window .. the mouse cursor should change to an upwards pointing arrow with a line at its point, clck and hold the left mouse button, and drag the top edge downwards to shrink the window.

once you've shrunk it and let go of the mouse button, place the mouse cursor on the window titlebar, click and hold the left mouse button and drag the whole window upwards.

That's what I meant yeah. Anyway it's sorted now!
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Re: PDFS
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2013, 06:32:54 pm »
OK :)
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