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Hi Dave,

dave boland schrieb:

I did a drawing using Draw, then exported to PDF.  The PDF had some
extraneous objects in it, so I was trying to figure out where they came
from.  The first step is to see if there are any objects that are hidden
(behind something else, or a color the same as the background, etc.) in
the source drawing.  How do I do that?  Select All doesn't seem to help.

You can use the tab key to traverse all drawing objects, hidden or not. They will become active with green handles one by one. But make sure all layers are visible. If a layer is not visible, you cannot access its objects.

If they are invisible because they are transparent, then select all should work. You can make a copy of the file, select all and assign an alarming background and line color. If you get some "new" objects, you knew where to search in your original file.

You can use the Navigator. It has an icon to make it show objects too, which are not named. If you name all your real drawing objects, then the other faulty objects will be listed as "Shape" with a number. Unfortunately you cannot select them in the Navigator. But you can see, whether such objects exist. If you work with an editor directly on the file, then you can identify them, because they have no draw:name attribute.

Custom shapes produce currently two additonal zero size points in PDF export (bug report exists). If your problem has its reason in that bug, you should export to PDF in Apache OpenOffice and look whether you get better results.

Kind regards

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