PDFs from LibreOffice

Making a PDF in LibreOffice

The example below shows how to make a PDF with LibreOffice.

Please set up your document with the correct bleed. If you need more information on bleeds, please reference our Bleed Help Page.

Bleeds of 1/8" are required on anything small like business cards, flyers, brochures, sell sheets, newsletters, or booklets. For larger items, such as signs, posters, banner and the like, 1/4" bleeds are needed. Once you determine which type of product you are printing, make sure you account for the correct bleed when setting up your file. 

To save your file as a PDF:

  • Click File, then Export as PDF
  • Select PDF from the “Save as type” list

  • Under the General Tab make sure JPEG Compression is set to 100% and image resolution is at 300dpi
  • Check Embed OpenDocument file (Makes the PDF easily editable in LibreOffice)
  • Check PDF/A-1a
  • Make sure Export automatically inserted blank Pages is checked

  • In the Initial View tab Under Panes Choose Page only
  • Under Magnification choose Default
  • Under Page layout choose Simple page

  • In the User Interface tab, under Window options choose Display document title
  • Under Bookmarks choose All bookmark levels

  • Under Cross-document links choose Default mode

Open your PDF and look it over. Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended for previewing. If you need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free here. It's always a good idea to do a check on spelling, layout, etc. at this time.

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