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Page breaks management? [closed]

asked 2014-09-01 12:10:23 +0200

Alias duel zone gravatar image

updated 2016-03-03 11:34:51 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm working with:

LibreOffice     4.2.3.3
MacOS X         10.8.5

I activated the mode: View > Non printing characters because I'm not able to manage a document where I don't see everything. Then I can see all the returns and tabulations and have an immediate understanding of any alignement problem coming from extra spaces or tabulations or returns. I can directly select any of them and simply remove them with a basic delete ⌫.

But I still find it very hard to see and manage page breaks.


  1. How may I render page breaks directly visible?
  2. How may I remove them as easily as any other "non printing" character?
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answered 2014-09-01 21:31:21 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

updated 2014-09-01 21:33:32 +0200

You may modify the color setting in
...LibreOffice → Appearance → Text Document → Page and column breaks

page-breaks-appearance

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Please specify: switch to View > Print Layout. Otherwise you don't see anything within document at the place where the page break is.

Alias duel zone gravatar imageAlias duel zone ( 2014-09-01 22:37:19 +0200 )edit

@manj_k - Thanks for this information. I did not know about it and will have another detailed look at the settings in Options > Appearance. It is just a pity that there is no indication of the page breaks in the web layout because the web layout is a good viewing alternative when the white space between two pages is disturbing.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2014-09-02 04:11:26 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-09-01 14:02:34 +0200

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updated 2014-09-01 14:06:05 +0200

I "played around" for a while found that the page break cannot be made visible; neither in Print Layout nor in Web Layout. However I too feel that having this visible would be beneficial when formatting a document.

May I suggest that you take the honor and file an enhancement request here: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/...

It would be nice if you post the bug number here to enable others to add comments.

As for removing page breaks, place the cursor on the last end-of-paragraph sign (P the other way round) and press DELETE. This is typically - but not always - not so difficult to be identified due to the following empty space.

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