Could someone help me with determining how to export to PDF using QGIS 2.18.13 and my PDF viewer/editor is Foxit?

When exporting to PDFs, it is now blank. I have exported before with no problems. I have tried to do a jpeg, same thing, blank. Exporting to SVG, not blank but text is badly distorted/large in size. I have take text boxes out, still blank pdf. I have updated QGIS, I was using 2.18.1 at first, but I started getting blank PDFs before the update also.

  • Could you tell us step by step what your export process is? – Kingfisher Oct 24 '17 at 20:05
  • I created a print composer, sheet set up to 36 by 24, added scael, legend, etc.. The print composer was already set up from previous time I successfully exported to PDF. Even created a new print composer. Clicked export to PDF, creates PDF but blank even with new print composer. – Quinn B. Oct 24 '17 at 20:27
  • Are you using wms layers as basemaps? perhaps it could be a problem with the DPI setting – Vale Oct 25 '17 at 13:36
  • I am using WMS layers as basemaps, where is the DPI setting? – Quinn B. Oct 25 '17 at 13:45
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    Thank you, I meant to comment on here earlier, only works with 120 dpi or lower. Thanks again for the feedback/suggestion/solution. – Quinn B. Oct 30 '17 at 12:39

When using WMS layers, there are some limitations with the DPI values in the print composer.

If exporting a map with WMS services results in a blank file, it means that the WMS service is "exportable" only with a less DPI value.

Try to lower down the DPI value of the exported map until the WMS will be finally displayed.

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