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Export to blank PDF from Draw

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:47 pm
by djtdlg
Hi there,

I have created a poster with text and graphics. When exporting to pdf/a-1a I got a blank PDF of 13kB. That is way too small. Then I installed OpenOffice on another computer and tried exporting again and it resulted in another blank PDF of 13kB.

When I choose: 'Embed this document inside the PDF' (translated by me from Dutch) it gives a PDF file op more than 4 Mb, but it still looks blank.

I opened it in Adobe Reader as well in Google PDF viewer (Chrome extension).

What am I doing wrong? It is obvious not the software, but the file or the way I export.

Re: Export to blank PDF from Draw

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:10 am
by RusselB
Welcome to the Forums.
Have you tried exporting with one or more of those options unchecked?
I don't make PDF's often, but I usually find I have no problems going with the default settings, which, looking at the Export dialog, shows those items as unchecked.
If you still have problems and/or would like us to try, please attach the document you made in Draw. See for information regarding attaching a document.

Re: Export to blank PDF from Draw

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:16 am
by John_Ha
1. Open the Draw file. Go File > Export as PDF. Set the General options as below. Click export.


I got a blank PDF of 13kB

If the Draw page is large be sure to zoom out in the PDF to see it!

Try with this .odg file - it uses an A0 page size. The PDF is good.

If there are still problems upload the .odg to a fileshare site so it can be analysed.

As the PDF is small, upload it here using the Upload attachment tab below where you type (128 kB max).