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Section breaks in existing manuscripts [closed]

asked 2014-08-26 21:37:33 +0200

Dandee gravatar image

updated 2016-03-02 23:46:36 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a manuscript and it needs to be divided into sections. I need to instert a section break as opposed to inserting a section of text. Once divided into sections, I need to be able to edit the second section header to distinguish it from the the first section header.

Operating system : Ubuntu 14.04 Language: English LibreOffice: current Writer

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'current' is invalid version.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2014-08-27 00:47:57 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-08-27 00:42:24 +0200

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updated 2014-08-27 00:45:03 +0200

Highlight the text to be in a section > Insert > Section.... Sections can be edited and named via the Navigator as well as via Edit > Section.... It is not possible to insert a section break (ODF does not support this). A section is a spanning element.

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Well that's a shame, I hope Office doesn't either. How much it's used, can just guess, if it exists.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2014-08-27 00:48:47 +0200 )edit

@rautamiekka, MSO does use section breaks. Sections are specified differently between ODF and OOXML and implemented differently between LO/AOO and MSO. The effect though should be the same, even though translation is required. This is one of many differences between the specifications and implementations.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-08-28 14:00:59 +0200 )edit

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