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How do I move sections to a different page?

asked 2019-06-18 17:06:43 +0100

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I have a document (originally a Microsoft Word document that was converted to LibreOffice 6.2.4.2 x64 Build ID: 2412653d852ce75f65fbfa83fb7e7b669a126d64-and converted amazingly well-my thanks to all of the people who made this program!) that has columns on a few pages that occupy only a portion of the page (Example= current page 1, the very first portion at the top of the page has 2 columns, followed by a section without columns, followed by a section divided into 4 columns). However, on several of these pages, at the point where the columns end (and the rest of the page's text should be) their seems to be some sort of Page Break and the rest of the page is moved to the next page (Example= current page 3, the top section has 2 columns and is supposed to be followed by a second, different section). I have the off-line Help installed and have the Formatting Marks toggled On, but despite my searching, I have not been able to find whatever it is that is moving my text to the next page, and I have not been able to move the other section back to its desired position (on the previous page) without ruining the columns that are already set up. Can someone please tell me what I need to do to move the sections back to where I want them?

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answered 2019-06-18 17:17:43 +0100

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Unfortunately, page breaks don't show as "formatted marks".

Since the document was converted from M$ Word and Word is based on different formatting principle than Writer, most formatting translate to so-called direct formatting. Your page breaks have been transferred as attributes to the next paragraph.

Put the cursor in the first paragraph of the page. Open Format>Paragraph and go to Text Flow tab. Uncheck Insert box in the Breaks section.

Do that on every relevant paragraph.

Your document can be improved using paragraph styles, so that formatting and layout is controlled from a single location. You are encouraged to discover the tremendous possibilities of styles in the freely downloadable Writer guide.

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