I am using 64bit 2.10.1-Pisa on Windows 10.

When I set up my composer to print, everything looks fine until I try to print or export. The composer goes completely blank and outputs a corrupted PDF using the Export to PDF function. The PDF file won't even open.

I had the same result exporting to PNG.

When I try to use the PDF document printer instead of exporting, QGIS stops responding indefinitely.

  • Did you use Osgeo4W installer or standalone installer?
    – MarHoff
    Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 9:01
  • Can you provide some additional details. Does it fail for a specific document or even for a simple composer with no map items and only text elements and graphics? Does the same documents outputs correctly under previous version or under a different OS (if you can check)
    – MarHoff
    Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 12:13
  • After some testing it seems to be connected to if I have the OpenStreetMap-layer visible or not, works well if OSM is hidden..! Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 15:22

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If you are using the OpenLayers plugin, don't!

It's got all sorts of issues with print composer and exporting maps.

Use "quick map services" plugin instead.

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