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Even though you are running headless, it may require CUPS-PDF to be setup on the server. You may also have to set defaults for CUPS.

See this article to get an idea of what may be needed.

Hope this helps, as I am not sure this will actually answer your problem.

On 11/14/2013 1:16 AM, Sunil Agrawal wrote:
I am using Calc (actually soffice) in a headless manner (using
—headless). I am running it on a server that doesn’t have X server and
communicating with soffice using JOD converter.

Generally it hasn’t been a problem, however when I export the
spreadsheet to PDF, wide spreadsheets get truncated and take multiple
pages, which is highly undesirable.

However, when I run the same program on my local dev machine, which
has X server running, the output PDF gets auto scaled to a certain

Can you please direct me how to get auto scaling on server that
doesn’t have X server running? When running in headless mode, what OS
setting are picked up by LibreOffice. What do I need to set them on my

I have spent couple of days trying out different options, e.g. using
Xvfb on my server with different screen sizes, but to no avail.

Any help is appreciated.


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