Embedded excel spreadsheet prints as black

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Embedded excel spreadsheet prints as black

Postby sreford » Thu May 30, 2019 3:20 pm

I've been trying to print a document with an embedded spreadsheet, but the spreadsheet parts print out as a black block... any way I can change this?
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Re: Embedded excel spreadsheet prints as black

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:01 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Personally, I insert as DDE link and then break the link (menu Edit > Links). This way I retain the destination format and if needed I apply the formatting inside Writer.
If you prefer the embedded way, try to export as PDF first. It may be a problem between AOO and your printer.

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Re: Embedded excel spreadsheet prints as black

Postby sreford » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:00 pm

The document I have was a template that was provided to me by the business gateway and as such, I don't want to modify it as I don't want to be messing around with trying to reinsert information.

I tried to save as pdf but same issue.
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Re: Embedded excel spreadsheet prints as black

Postby RoryOF » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:12 pm

If it was an .xls, .xlsx file or template in MS Office format, it is probable that the code did not transfer correctly to OO; you may be able to tweak the code, but bear in mind that OO is not and does not profess to be an MS Office clone.
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