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asked 2012-10-13 18:44:50 +0200Robbie331
I have a document that I frequently update. This document was previously 2 pages but is now contained to one page. When printing, unless I remember to specify to print one page only, 2 pieces of paper go through to printer. How do I delete the second, unused, page in the document?
Well, it depends. First of all, you should set non printable characters to visible (ctrl+F10). Then, if it's a text, delete every line of empty text under the last useful one. If there is a table at the bottom of the first page (so you can't delete the empty line at the top of the second one), place the cursor after the last character of the last cell of your table (that is, the one in the last row of the last column) and press ctrl+maj+del.
Does one of these solve your problem?
I had a page template with background template graphics+text. I unwrapped template from page for editing and finally deleted all the content in that unwrapped page. There is no content, but I cannot delete the empty page. I can't find any single hidden character, paragraph, whatever that is still locking the page.
I found nasty way to fix this. Changed odt extension to zip and then I found in the content.xml the following:
<draw:rect text:anchor-type="page" text:anchor-page-number="1" draw:z-index="0" draw:style-name="gr1" draw:text-style-name="P21" svg:width="19.201cm" svg:height="28.54cm" svg:x="0.7cm" svg:y="0.7cm">
which after removal and reverting odt extension fixed my page.
However I wish to know how to fix this by the interface, not a hack like that. If one would like to check, I am attaching the file - test-empty-page.odt.
answered 2012-10-16 15:31:30 +0200Robbie331
Thank you for the suggestions so far, however, following your instructions reveals no visible markings of any kind on page 2. On my keyboard F10 is the Audio Mute toggle button. I have tried several combinations of shift, control, option, and command buttons with F10 but all I get is the speakers turning off and on.
answered 2012-10-14 21:47:32 +0200Robbie331
Perhaps I gave insufficient information in my original question. I am using an iMac with 10.6 OS. I am using a HP Deskjet Printer, Model 3050A. There is no text on the second page. It appears that since there once was text on the page the program thinks the page should still be there even if it is blank. Thanks for the prompt response.
answered 2012-10-22 17:53:02 +0200Robbie331
Thank you all for your help. It took a while for me with my very limited technical knowledge to figure out what you were telling me, but I finally got it. I eliminated the non-viewable characters and, "POOF" I'm back to one page. Again many, many thanks.
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Asked: 2012-10-13 18:44:50 +0200
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