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PLS HELP! My slides are all white!

asked 2019-07-13 08:05:17 +0200

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updated 2019-07-13 10:36:25 +0200

Hello, I was making a slide for my presentation but suddenly, all the slides in normal view and notes view are just blank. I am still able to see the slides in the preview but I can't click on anything in the normal view. It's not just a visual bug because I can't select anything. And the weirdest part is that I can still present my slides but I just can't edit anything in the current one! please help!

EDIT: Here is the link to the presentation. I had to upload it to google drive because it was big from embedded fonts. link:

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Can you please upload your file here? Edit your initial question and use the attachment icon.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-07-13 09:27:49 +0200 )edit

@ebot Hello. I tried to upload my presentation but I was told it's too big. Fonts are embedded into the presentation in order to preserve font spacing when I port the slides from linux to mac.

Are there any other ways to attach my presentation?

maggot gravatar imagemaggot ( 2019-07-13 10:19:13 +0200 )edit

Download it to a cloud and post the link here.

Otherwise try the following: Put a copy of your file. Delete all pages except one. Is the error still present? Then upload the abridged file here (hopefully not too big).

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-07-13 10:28:58 +0200 )edit

@ebot I have uploaded it to google drive. Anyone with a link should be able to see / download the file. Also, deleting slides didn't help much because Japanse fonts are really big anyway.

maggot gravatar imagemaggot ( 2019-07-13 10:38:17 +0200 )edit

I have tested it. There is only a white area in the middle. It does not seem to be a slide, as there is no edge. I reduced the file to a slide. The error is still there. I looked at all the settings and could not see a problem. Every other presentation works normally. It seems to hang together with the presentation itself. Unfortunately I can not say why.

When did the mistake start? With which new slide?

With me Windows 10 Home; Version 1903; 64-Bit | LibreOffice, Version: (x64).

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-07-13 11:39:53 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-07-13 12:17:29 +0200

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Get the repaired file from

Please tell me, when you have downloaded the file, so that I can delete it.

The error was, that in the layer set in settings.xml all layers where set to display="none". I have removed these attributes.

It would be interesting, whether you have worked on the file with a different application than LibreOffice, or whether you have done something with layers, perhaps by a macro?

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Thank you. I will try that as soon as I get back to my work computer. Actually, it broke after I re-opened libreoffice and "recovered" my file. I think that recovery tool has some bugs. I should have just used my last save.

maggot gravatar imagemaggot ( 2019-07-14 08:24:46 +0200 )edit

I should have just used my last save.

And it would have been better in your question to provide all the relevant information.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-07-14 11:15:56 +0200 )edit
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