In the current version of OpenOffice.org 3.2, there is still a problem with selection export to PDF in Draw program — the result pdfs always have page dimension of the drawing (A4 or letter) as its paper size (fig. 1). For printing, this is fine, but annoying if you want, for example, include the graphic in a LaTeX document.
|Fig. 1. Selection export to PDF bug.|
To workaround this problem, change the drawing's page paper to the selection's size in menu Format / Page... then export. The selection's size can be found in the status bar (fig. 2).
|Fig. 2. Selection's size in status bar (red stroke).|
|Fig. 3. PDF file by workaround.|
P.S. Just one more tip: to export OpenOffice.org Calc chart to PDF, copy it to Draw, then...