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Avoid page separations in Writer

asked 2018-06-13 18:52:49 +0200

nicola.di.bergantino gravatar image

Is it possible to have Writer not to show page separations ? That would be practical when taking long notes. I include picture of the detail I would like to remove.

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answered 2018-06-13 19:18:49 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

updated 2018-06-14 10:12:40 +0200

David gravatar image

Maybe Menu/View/Hide Whitespace

To use this option, you must be in single-page mode. It goes gray when you display several pages or use book-mode (the little icons near the zoom slider):


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Oddly, that option is "greyed out" on my OSX Collabora LibO Vanilla Writer (Version: Build ID: 6840e4519a6ce8bcc1328eb2d87b5c46c6df1038). Will check my Ubuntu machine (work) in the morning.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-06-13 21:48:28 +0200 )edit

I don't know, maybe it interfere with other options.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2018-06-13 22:18:03 +0200 )edit

It seems to be enabled only in single-page mode. It goes gray when you display several pages or book-mode (the little icons near the zoom slider).

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2018-06-14 08:09:15 +0200 )edit

In my case also the option is "grayed out". I run L.O. in FreeBSD 11.1.

nicola.di.bergantino gravatar imagenicola.di.bergantino ( 2018-06-14 08:46:11 +0200 )edit

after my own reply, and looking aroud for "Web View" i found this previous post wich seems to give relevant information (whici still i have not tried).

nicola.di.bergantino gravatar imagenicola.di.bergantino ( 2018-06-14 09:10:04 +0200 )edit

it works as David saggests. To remove the remainig line i followed this, text copied from the link above

The grey lines at the bottom of the page can be removed via the dialogue box Tools>Options>LibreOffice>Application Colors
Untick 'Shadows' and make the Application background a pale color such as WhiteSmoke.

nicola.di.bergantino gravatar imagenicola.di.bergantino ( 2018-06-14 17:55:17 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-06-14 09:03:35 +0200

nicola.di.bergantino gravatar image

By try&pray i found that choosing View --> Web removes the space I wanted to get rid of.

There remains an improvement to do, it would be nice to add some white margin on the left/right of the writing area, when on View-->Web.

As it is by default, text is too near to the application window border, it is difficult to keep concentration on the text itself IMO.

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Have you tried to enable the option @m.a.riosv mentioned, by reading relevant comments?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-06-14 09:11:16 +0200 )edit

yes, i did, it works. In this other post there is written how to remove the remaining line.

nicola.di.bergantino gravatar imagenicola.di.bergantino ( 2018-06-14 17:52:36 +0200 )edit
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