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Writer keeps adding back in two pages every time I export to PDF

asked 2015-02-06 13:23:22 +0200

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I've been working on a document (an application form which someone else created as .doc). I saved it as .odt and then worked on it in libreoffice but had lots of problems with tables...

I couldn't seem to get them to fit together - some of them seemed to insist on having their own pages - even though I couldn't see any formatting marks or settings stopping them...anyway I managed to find workarounds to sort all of this but then...

When I was finished I exported to PDF and there were two more blanks pages before some of the tables.

I check the document again, go to the text before this table and delete, it deletes the two pages... I try and export again and adds the two pages back in again, not only in the pdf file but within libreoffice(i see repagination as a message across the bottom after 'exporting'...).

I've checked that 'automatically insert blank pages' is switched off - in writer settings but also whilst exporting from the menu. Any idea what could be causing this?

I can't really attach the file in question as it is as it has all my personal details in it.

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answered 2015-02-07 05:09:42 +0200

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It is difficult to impossible to pin-point the root cause without having the file at hand.

I would most likely do the following:
- Copy and paste as unformatted text all but not the tables into a new odt-format document
- Export this file to pdf and see if the 2 page disappear
- If they don't disappear copy and paste the text with out the last paragraph before a table and the first paragraph
- If they don't disappear write the document new
- If the empty pages disappear create tables in the new odt-format document
- Copy and paste the content of the tables in the doc-file, not the tables, into the the new tables of the new odt-format document.
- Reformat the document

In such a situation I typically keep notes on what I did and what the result was and create frequently back-up copies before I am doing the next change.

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