How to Export Selected Pages to PDF in LibreOffice Writer

This tutorial shows you the steps of only exporting a selected range of pages as a PDF document in LibreOffice Writer.

Why Export Only Selected Pages

As you may already know, LibreOffice allows you to save or export your document as a PDF. However, what if you only want to share a certain range of pages with someone? For example, you may need to send a specific section of a lengthy report to a colleague or share a certain portion of a document online.

By exporting only the pages you need, you can save time and reduce the file size, while ensuring that you share only the necessary parts of the document. This is useful if you’re working on a large document or if you want to avoid sharing the confidential or sensitive information.

Whatever the reason may be, you can easily save or export any selected pages of a document as a PDF file by following the simple steps below.

How to Export Only Certain Pages as PDF

Step 1: Open your document in its corresponding application within the LibreOffice suite (Writer for text documents, Calc for spreadsheets, Impress for presentations, etc.)

Step 2: From the top menu bar, select File > Export As > Export as PDF

Tip: If you’re wondering about the Export Directly as PDF option, well, there’s actually some differences between that option and the one we’re using here. If you want to learn more about it, I’ve written a dedicated tutorial that explains those differences in detail.

Step 3: This step is very important, so please pay attention.

Once the PDF Options window opens, select Pages: and enter the page numbers that you want to export. If you want to export a range of pages, like from page 3 to 6, just type 3-6.

If you want to export specific pages, separate them with a ; semicolon.

For example, if you want to export pages 8 and 12, type 8;12. You can also combine these two formats to export a range of pages and specific pages together, like 3-6;8;12.

Step 4: You can customize the export further by adjusting the image compression quality from the Images section. For example, you can set it to 70% or another value that suits your needs. Additionally, you can add a watermark to the exported PDF file if you wish.

You can experiment with the available options as needed.

Step 5: Once you’re done customizing the PDF, click Export. Then, when the file saver window opens, give the PDF file a name and choose the folder where you want to save the file.

Finally, click Save to export your selected pages to the PDF file.

Wrapping Up

Exporting only selected pages of a document as a PDF can be a very helpful feature in many situations, and fortunately LibreOffice provides robust exporting options to meet this need.

I hope this tutorial have helped you. If you need further assistance or encounter any issues, please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to help you.

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