This is driving me crazy. The picture says it all:

You can see whole layer in QGIS browser and Composer, but when i export to pdf some layers are cut. I have tried moving the cut layers to the top of a layer tree, tried disabling labeling, tried to export them one by one, tried exporting to image and every time the result is same. This somehow happens to only a few random layers. Why is this happening?

  • Do you have a rotation set for your map?
    – ndawson
    May 14, 2014 at 11:20
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    Are the disappearing layers WMS-layers? If so, they might sometimes required large images then the WMS server is willing to supply. If this is the case, try re-adding the WMS layer but set a small enough tile size (512x512) and instead print composer will request the data from that server in smaller chunks to build a large image. May 14, 2014 at 11:30
  • Yes @ndawson, just played a bit more with settings and came back to post that the problem disappear when i set the rotation to zero. Is it possible to keep all the parts of my layers AND rotation? The layers are not WMS, although i also have a few of those on
    – eight
    May 14, 2014 at 11:32
  • Sounds like this bug: hub.qgis.org/issues/9691
    – ndawson
    May 14, 2014 at 12:01
  • Yup, Thank You ndawson.To anyone who will run into such problem just change the layer transparency to 0.
    – eight
    May 14, 2014 at 12:22

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It's a known bug - http://hub.qgis.org/issues/9691 . You can work around it by either setting the map's rotation to 0 or by removing the layer transparency.

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