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Hi :)
Just because 3 different ways have been described doesn't mean you have to argue the merits of all 
3.  Just use whichever one you like first time and then maybe try others ion the future sometime to 
see the difference.  The first answer was the best because it was the first and given quite 

In most User Support places that would be the end of the ticket but here we carry on and give other 
options and discuss side-issues.  The original poster still hasn't told us that we solved the 
problem so we keep finding other ways until he's happy.  Sometimes even after that we carry on 
discussing the issues.  I don't see that as a bad thing.  

I have just thought of another way and i'm somewhat surprised that no-one else seems to have 
pointed it out.  There must be at least 1 "headless" way.  Something like

libreoffice --convert-to pdf /path-name/file-name

but i doubt that is exactly right!  
Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: John Meyer <>
Sent: Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 3:48
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: re. doc to pdf

Usually I think of the opening scene in Tom Jones, where the two doctors 
keep arguing over the patient about what's ailing him until he dies.

On 5/14/2013 10:34 AM, anne-ology wrote:
         and a 'pair of ducks' swim o'er the pond  ;-)
              [well, my mind tends to wander  ;-) ]

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Tom Davies <>wrote:

Hi :)
A paradox is ...
"There is always an exception to every rule."
Regards from
Tom :)

   *From:* anne-ology <>
*To:* Tom Davies <>
*Cc:* Daulat Raikar <>; "" <>
*Sent:* Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 17:18
*Subject:* [libreoffice-users] Re: re. doc to pdf

        You're right; both of these methods work -
              when the message stated 'convert', I wasn't thinking 'print'  [
oops  ;-) ]

        Yes 'printing to file' is a great way to change any document to an
editable one -
              [I'm sure there are exceptions to this - I've used the word
'any' so those knowing the exceptions will come forth anon]

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Tom Davies <
Hi :)
Another way, but i think this is only on Gnu&Linux (such as Ubuntu,
Mageia, Mint, OpenSUSE, Redhat, Chrome etc)

File - Print - "Print to file"

this way embeds all the fonts and stuff into the Pdf image.  It's a bit
more awkward because you have to play around with the different tabs in
printer dialogue-box.  Anne's method is the one i usually go for

File - "Export as Pdf"

This way gives you tons more options such as how much compression and
type, whether to add PDF/A1 to help people with screen-readers be able to
read the document more easily.  It even gives an option of adding the
into the Pdf so that LibreOffice users can edit the file more easily.
Non-LibreOffice users just don't see the editable file hidden inside.

Regards from
Tom :)

   *From:* anne-ology <>
*To:* Daulat Raikar <>
*Sent:* Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 16:34
*Subject:* re. doc to pdf
           to do so:
             when you open the document, go to the files at the top -->
             go down list to convert to ...  -->
             one of the options is PDF files;
               clicking on this will cause a block to appear asking where
you desire to save this document -
                 choose the location, and click ok.

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Is it possible for a document to be converted to PDF format?

Daulat Raikar

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