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how to get the borders (for main text footer header) - as it comes by default in OpenOffice Writer.

asked 2016-09-08 10:10:34 +0200

Ranganath gravatar image

I am an OpenOffice User. I was recently adviced by my OpenSource Friends to 'move to' LibreOffice. I have today installed 5.2 ver of LibreOffice.

I use Writer - mainly for making Docs / Proposals. OpenOffice Writer gives me 'borders' all around the doc + for Header + for Footer - by default - which is missing in LibreOffice. How can I get these borders (just shown on the doc - but not printed). I need this - as I am so used to this. Please advice.

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answered 2016-09-08 13:08:59 +0200

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The only way to see the old and beloved full text boundaries is by activating the non printing characters (the button with the inverted "P"). Don't ask me why, I do not understand this either. See this bug report for more details:

Bug 74386 - UI: Provide obvious way to turn full-page text boundaries on/off, independent from Show non printing characters

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Thanks. But, this still does not give me the borders for Header & Footer. Your suggestion - only works for the main content - that too with so many inverted P.

The borders come by default in OpenOffice. Is there a work-around for this in LibreOffice ??

Ranganath gravatar imageRanganath ( 2016-09-08 15:25:45 +0200 )edit

It seems that Libre and AOO diverge here; Libre only displays the borders for headers and footers when the cursor is in a header or footer. Not an improvement IMO.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-09-08 18:36:03 +0200 )edit
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