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Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby dimck1222 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:57 am

"Error saving <my document name.pdf>The operation was started with an invalid parameter"
I JUST downloaded the 4.1.6 version to overwrite my 4.1.3 version, which (in DRAW,) would no longer export photos with a transparency %. NOW I can't export to pdf at ALL. I get the above error message. I NEED this fixed. These are my business print materials.
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Re: invalid parameter error whn export to pdf

Postby FJCC » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:53 am

PDF export from Draw works on my Windows 10 system, so it does not seem to be a problem inherent to 4.1.6. Try resetting your user profile. To do that:
Shutdown OpenOffice
Open any folder and enter %appdata%\openoffice\4 in the address bar near the top of the window.
Rename the user folder to user_old
Restart OpenOffice. You should get the registration screen.

Does PDF export work now?
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby murraymcleod » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:15 pm

I have this same problem, performed the folder rename, went through the user reg again, and still have this problem...what now?!
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby Bidouille » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:39 am

Strange? Could you attach a sample document to reproduce?
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby murraymcleod » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:01 am

Lido 2019 Schedule.odt
(13.23 KiB) Downloaded 32 times
Here is the document giving the error.... thanks.
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby Zizi64 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:41 am

I can export your file without any problem in my AOO 4.1.5 portable version, and in my LO 6.1.6 version (I have not AOO 4.1.6 on my PC - and I have a permanently installed LO 6.1.6 x64 version).

Try to downgrade the AOO or try the LibreOffice (at least a portable version...).
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PortableApps, winPenPack: LO3.3.0-6.2.5; AOO4.1.6
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby RusselB » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:32 pm

No problems exporting using OpenOffice 4.1.6 on Windows 7 Pro
One independent option is to use Zamzar to do the conversion.
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby murraymcleod » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:35 pm

I can export other files to PDF fine....why would this file only cause a problem?
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby RusselB » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:25 am

Three of us have successfully exported the file you uploaded to PDF format using both OpenOffice and LibreOffice, so we have no idea why you are having trouble as we can not duplicate the problem.
I made a suggestion for an alternative, and if this is a one file or one time problem, thrn Zamzar should be a good option, since you do not need to pay to try it.
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby murraymcleod » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:23 am

Thanks... I'll try Zamzar but it seemed one had to subscribe to use it, but I'll check again.
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby murraymcleod » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:47 am

One final word on this issue....I WAS able to convert the file to a PDF by using the "Send.... Email as PDF..." option! Then I just saved the PDF document created by that process!!! A bit strange?
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Re: Invalid parameter error when export to pdf

Postby RusselB » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:50 am

Technically a subscription to Zamzar is required, but if you are willing to work within the limitations of the free subscription terms, which are fairly clearly explained on the site, then the term subscription is, almost, irrelevant.
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