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Have 200 page doc converted from pdf but conversion put a different header on every page! How do I get rid of them?

asked 2019-05-11 22:13:29 +0200

cassiodorus gravatar image

Long story but short version is that I converted a long pdf and got a different header on every page! I want to treat this as a book, with left and right page headers, so I need to get rid of the junk that is there. How I do that without going one page at a time?

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Converted from PDF? To what? Is the result actually a header in LibreOffice (e.g. 200 different page styles in Writer), or just repetitive content on each page?

KH gravatar imageKH ( 2019-05-12 05:48:55 +0200 )edit

Make the short story long and edit your question to explain how you proceeded with the "conversion".

PDF documents are considered as graphic material by LO and open in Draw, not in Writer, unless you efectively convert them.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-05-12 09:07:48 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-05-12 11:00:24 +0200

gabix gravatar image
  1. Delete all custom page styles. This will remove most or all unwanted headers/footers.
  2. As necessary, modify the built-in styles for left and right pages or create new ones and apply them.
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@gabix: according to a comment in this question, the chore of the problem seems to be one page style per "imported" page. So, the burden of the task is deleting painfully 200+ styles and probably removing the related page breaks. Consequently, an explanation on how the "conversion" was done is highly desirable to determine the cause of the problem.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-05-12 11:28:05 +0200 )edit

deleting painfully 200+ styles

What's so painful?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2019-05-12 15:53:55 +0200 )edit

Because you can't select more than one item at a time

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-05-12 16:12:16 +0200 )edit

Yes, you can. Call up the Stylist. Switch to the page styles. Select custom styles. Click the topmost style, Shift + click the lowermost one, hit Delete, confirm. Deleting 200 styles will take half a minute. Obviously, you can use a macro.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2019-05-12 16:30:10 +0200 )edit

Aha! The trick is then to use two modifiers. I tried only one. Thanks for the tip.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-05-12 17:14:34 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-05-18 19:15:21 +0200

cassiodorus gravatar image

My thanks to all you who responded to my question. It is a real pleasure to work in this worldwide community.

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Don't answer your own question unless it's a real answer. Use the comment option.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2019-05-19 13:53:44 +0200 )edit
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