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White margins?

asked 2019-09-14 17:03:48 +0100

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updated 2020-07-12 18:58:54 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Since the most recent update ( a few days ago, all my white margins in LO Writer have disappeared, taking on the color previously limited to within the page margins. If there is a way of actually choosing white margins I'd most appreciate knowing what it is.

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answered 2019-09-14 17:18:09 +0100

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updated 2019-09-14 17:24:16 +0100

Full page backgrounds were introduced in 6.3, but as you just discovered backward compatibility was not implemented (or even planed). AFAIK there is no way to reduce the area covered by colors, but you can obtain that (with a bit of extra work) if you use a background picture and select custom positioning and size:

Page background trick

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Thanks very much for your answer. Have you any idea WHY this change was made?

Stackrat gravatar imageStackrat ( 2019-09-14 17:52:42 +0100 )edit

@Stackrat Many people asked for it! Just check the link to the bug report in my original answer. Of course that's not a good excuse to break backward compatibility, something should not happen in a "secondary" release, only in mayor ones. But it happened.

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2019-09-14 18:14:03 +0100 )edit
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