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Delete inserted envelope. How!&**???

asked 2019-07-26 19:24:38 +0200

joincto gravatar image

How do I delete an envelope once inserted into a document? I have tried for he best part of half an hour without success.

I am sorry, but I really cannot avoid a rant here. I attach to a document an envelope (which also, if the rest were not bad enough, never prints the way I want it to). Then I find: 1. The letter itself never prints; only the envelope. Print preview shows bot parts, but print shows, and prints, only the envelope. 2. There is no way I can find to delete the envelope 3. And there is nothing, not one word, in the writer 6.0 manual about how one can delete the insertion.

The whole thing lacks any kind of visual clue. I have seen, on the net, people ranting about this and other perceived shortcomings. It is not enough to say "the software is free". No, it is not. I have contributed. I have expended effort to learn the software (more especially the spreadsheet part). How can the manual be so incomplete (either in indexing or, peraps it is the cross referencing), that it gives no clue how do undo what I have just done?

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answered 2019-07-27 00:48:42 +0200

What "Insert Envelope" does is adds a first page (inserts a new leading paragraph, and sets the previous first paragraph to have page break before); sets second page to have its page style explicitly defined, and first (newly added) page to have a format chosen for the envelope; and adds a couple of text boxes anchored to the first page, and positioned as you defined.

Any user, having read some manuals or not, can use Undo (Ctrl+Z) to "undo what I have just done".

Also it doesn't mean if you "contributed" (whatever that could mean) or not. That "the manual" even exists just means that some people have contributed themselves to create, design, translate, and keep relatively up-to-date (as their free time (!) permits) that stuff. They did what they thought was needed; and when one sees that something is missing, everyone can come and say "Here is my article on a topic I created when stumbled with a problem; I offer it for inclusion into the documentation". Or one can write things like you did, and ... be just wrong with your expectations.

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I appreciate the explanation, though ctrl-Z would not have helped me much after trying to get rid of the first page for many minutes trying other things while availed nought. And the printing?

joincto gravatar imagejoincto ( 2019-07-27 04:55:34 +0200 )edit

Heh, but that doesn't mean that a documentation needs to explicitly mention: "you dear reader; at this point, I explicitly declare, that just as with anything else, the expected way to undo the Envelope insertion is to use Undo command".

Anyway: I specifically mentioned things that are done by the operation. So seeing that a page was inserted with a different layout, you may undo the effects piece-by-piece: first, remove the "insert-break-with page style" from the very first paragraph of the envelope; remove the two text boxes; remove the first paragraph to remove the extra page. If needed, re-apply used page style (if you used some different from default).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-07-27 05:22:50 +0200 )edit

Wrt printing - which version of LibreOffice you use? Which operating system? what are the settings in Print dialog? it might be some bug, or some combination of settings ... hard to tell - please provide more information.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-07-27 05:25:24 +0200 )edit

I am using LibreOffice 6.2.4 on os x 10.14.4. In the print preview, since I have two pages, it shows that there are two pages. But print tells me that it is going to print 1/1 pages.

joincto gravatar imagejoincto ( 2019-07-28 05:19:26 +0200 )edit
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