Whenever I try to export a map with the Google Maps plugin in the background, it exports but just exports to a blank document. When I turn the Plugin off so it is not in the background, it prints fine. Why is this?

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    Correction. When I attempt to export it as a PDF the whole map disappears in print composer and the PDF is not able to be opened. I have no idea what is causing this.....please help
    – Matt
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 5:57
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    Which QGIS version are you using? I just tested this in 2.2 and it seems to work fine.
    – Joseph
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 9:34

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I gave up using the OpenLayers plugin a long time ago and tried to use other services like WMS whenever possible because of the multitude of quirks with offsets, printing etc.

For some time, there is the QuickMapServices plugin around, which so far works great. You can work there with any projection you like, and printing works, too (Never tried with PDF, cause I do not need them)

After installing it, go to Web->QuickmapServices->Settings->Contributed services and click "Get contributed pack" to get more than the default list of services.

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