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I currently use LibreOffice Writer (6.0.1.1) and each time I export a document its default file extension is .EPUB. Thus, each time when I want the file to be exported as a PDF, I need to manually change the extension from .EPUB to an actual PDF.

How could I prevent that behavior by locking LO Writer somehow to automatically set file extension for the exported document as PDF?


Note: To export a document I do File > Export > Save (I then change the extension from .EPUB to PDF). I note this after someone asked about it in the comments.

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    @Dɑvïd If I use File > Export > Save menu and click on the Save button without changing the File Type, I get an EPUB. – user68186 Mar 17 '18 at 12:51
  • @user68186 Funnily enough, when I use "File > Export > Save menu and click on the Save button without changing the File Type", I get *.html. Which is also the first choice listed in the drop-down when you click on All Formats. What's first in your list? – Dɑvïd Mar 17 '18 at 14:09
  • To me it's always only .EPUB. – JohnDoea Mar 17 '18 at 14:11
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I don't know if there is a way to change the default file type of the File > Export > Save menu from EPUB to PDF. However, there are a few workarounds.

1. Use the Export as PDF icon

This is the simplest. The fourth icon on the top toolbar is Export as PDF.

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This will directly take you to the Save file window with the PDF file type option selected. In some systems the icon may look a bit different.

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2. Use the File > Export As Menu

Instead of using the File > Export menu, you can use the File > Export As > Export Directly as PDF menu right below it.

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This is the equivalent of clicking on the Save As PDF icon.

  1. For the ultimate control...

If you want to change the PDF settings before you export the file as PDF, use the File > Export As > Export as PDF menu. this will take you to PDF options, where you can tweak your PDF file to be generated.

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hope this helps

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