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Hide Whitespace

asked 2016-03-12 23:34:43 +0100

Huskey gravatar image

The function 'Hide Whitespace' is disabled (grey instead of black colour in drop-down) in all documents that I open in LibreOffice's Writer 5.1.1.3. What do I miss? Many thanks for your help.

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answered 2016-03-13 15:25:06 +0100

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In the bottom right hand corner there are three page views: single, multi, book view.

If multi view or book view is selected, hide whitespace is grayed out.

click the single-page view and the hide whitespace should work.

Works for me LO 5.1.1.3 and W10

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This works. Thank you.

Huskey gravatar imageHuskey ( 2016-03-14 07:07:47 +0100 )edit

This worked, Thank you!

Tomas gravatar imageTomas ( 2016-06-12 16:20:21 +0100 )edit
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answered 2016-03-13 01:43:15 +0100

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updated 2016-03-13 01:46:46 +0100

This appears to be a bug - which I reported here:
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98446

There is a workaround described in the bug report thread.
- Save the document to a DOC or DOCX file.
- Then reopen and save as an ODT file.

Note: this has now been reported by multiple users, on different operating systems, and using different versions.

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Thanks for reply. I've tried workaround but without success. Same result as before. I guess I have to wait for bug fix.

Huskey gravatar imageHuskey ( 2016-03-13 05:15:14 +0100 )edit

@LibreTraining have you tried my suggestion above? Curious to know if it works for more than the two of us. Thanks.

Rugslug gravatar imageRugslug ( 2016-03-15 00:54:06 +0100 )edit

The bugreport now has the status: RESOLVED NOTABUG (BTW: my LO 6.0.4.2 works fine)

w2016 gravatar imagew2016 ( 2018-06-29 14:08:28 +0100 )edit
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