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how do i delete one blank page

asked 2018-02-05 22:16:09 +0200

long3wood gravatar image

so much searching for a simple answer. How do you delete a page ?????

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answered 2018-02-05 22:41:39 +0200

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Writer it's not a DPT tool, but a content centric document processor. On Writer pages are not objects by itself, but they live to hold content and it's the content what defines if there is a page or not and which kind of page. In fact, when you insert a manual page break in reality you are inserting a paragraph with the property "break page before me".

Blank pages can be inserted automatically by Writer if you go from a paragraph at the end of a right (odd) page to another paragraph that forces an "only right" page style (typically, a heading), but again, that's determined by content.

So, to answer your question we need more information and a clear description about your problem. In a nutshell, you do not delete pages on Writer, you delete content and the page goes by with it.

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Repro condition: A document of normally appearing pages interspersed with blank pages formatted with undesired properites- very wide margins, strange dimensions or indents.

Undesired behavior: When using delete recommendation given above and comparable conventional solutions, the text from the correctly formatted pages are moved into the page with the undesirable formatting. It is possible to write a macro to reformat the page to the properties so that it has page properties identical to the normal pages, but surely there is something less tedious and or that a normal user can comprehend.

How comparable products handle: Word has a wysiwyg "navigator" where you can simply delete the page. It is not especially obvious how you get to that navigator, but it meets the requirement of simplicity. Librewriter has a navigator (F5), and you can delete sections with the undesired pages (doesn't delete the page), but no function to delete the page itself.

Mak Thorpe gravatar imageMak Thorpe ( 2019-05-16 00:54:28 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-02-05 22:49:17 +0200

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Hello @long3wood,

In order to delete one blank page, you could just perform the following steps:

  1. Place your text cursor at the beginning of the blank page;
  2. a) Press the DEL key once.

    b) If that doesn't work, press the BACKSPACE key once.

    c) If that doesn't work either, then only thing left to try is ALT+F4...

HTH, lib

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Except if you have a manual break, in that case you have to put the text cursor in the beginning of the following page, not in the blank page.

dabisu gravatar imagedabisu ( 2019-04-15 02:45:22 +0200 )edit
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