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Problem with tables and multi-column sections [closed]

asked 2013-01-22 15:07:24 +0100

Javier J. Salmerón García gravatar image

updated 2020-07-22 08:41:19 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hello everyone

I am writing a Libreoffice Writer document and I need to create a table after a two column section. I do not know why, but after creating it I have the following problem: the two column section expands until the end of the page and the table goes to the next one. What can I do to avoid this situation?

Picture before adding the table: Picture after adding the table:

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-20 23:58:54.319717


Thank you @manj_k, but shouldn't this be considered a bug?

Javier J. Salmerón García gravatar imageJavier J. Salmerón García ( 2013-01-25 13:33:19 +0100 )edit

Yes, you may report a bug, Component: Writer, Subcomponent: Formatting. There's a similar LibreOffice bug report → Bug 54465 - FORMATTING: Strange formatting with footnotes and sections.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-01-25 19:08:43 +0100 )edit

The problem is inherited from OOo. (The same behavior with 3.3.0, Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1, and LibreOffice 3.3.4.) — I could not find a corresponding bug report for OOo/AOO; a similar report: OOo Bug 20103.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-01-25 19:24:44 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-01-23 00:02:14 +0100

manj_k gravatar image

updated 2013-01-28 14:36:06 +0100

You may add a second empty paragraph below the section.
Insert the table.

EDIT 2013-01-25
You can remove the additional empty paragraph afterwards.

Removing this empty paragraph will expand the section to page size again,
when the document has been closed and reopened.

Instead, you could create a paragraph style with Line spacing "Fixed" (e.g.: 2 mm),
and apply this style to the empty paragraph below the section;
or as direct formatting via menu Format → Paragraph... → Tab Indents & Spacing →
Line spacing: select "Fixed", select a value.


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