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Lost typing from 1st page, doesn't show type to try to replace it?

asked 2017-03-28 22:57:22 +0200 gravatar image

I am not sure what I did, but I lost the first page of a document. Other pages are still there, but when I tried to retype what I lost, the typing doesn't show up on the page I am working on????? Any help would be appreciated.

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Could you better explain?

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-03-28 23:04:25 +0200 )edit

The document shows the first page as blank, but if I go to the top of the second page and backspace a few spaces. Then go to Edit, the Undo listing shows the characters I have backspaced over. So I know what I typed on that page is still there. I just can't find anyway to restore it's visibility. I am sure I must have clicked on something that hid it. But what? And how do I undo what I screwed up? gravatar ( 2017-03-29 03:47:38 +0200 )edit

Before I suggest an appropriate solution, please try the following.

  • With cursor anywhere, select whole document with Cntl+A.

  • Clear any added attributes with Format->Clear direct formatting or Cntl+M

You will lose all stylistic variations but this can be reverted with Cntl+Z.

If you recover your first page, I'll give a less brutal solution.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-03-29 07:56:07 +0200 )edit

ajlittoz, Thanks for responding. I did as you instructed, but nothing happened. The first page doesn't show up and it still does the undo sequence mentioned before. gravatar ( 2017-03-29 15:46:06 +0200 )edit

If I understand: your first page is blank, i.e. it occupies some space but nothing shows. You can select text from it (you see the highlighting) and you can copy/paste that data in another application (e.g. a test editor like KWrite, gedit, notepad, ...). Is it right?

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-03-29 18:35:05 +0200 )edit

The page is totally blank, nothing shows. The cursor remains in the very top left corner of the page. I cannot move, drag, highlight or anything else on the page. The only way I know something is still there is by backspacing a few spaces, then clicking on Edit, thenclicking on Undo (The Undo listing shows the characters next to it, (Undo ark"). Clicking on it puts a small highlighted box on the page near the end, but nothing shows in it. I have copied the page, but it is still the same. gravatar ( 2017-03-29 19:51:50 +0200 )edit

Very ackward. Can you upload the file somewhere? Preferentially on a site not requiring subscription

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-03-29 22:27:06 +0200 )edit

Sorry, I don't follow what you are trying to do. I have made a backup of the file. I have made a shortened version of the file (2 Pages), I could email that file to you. File Name: LibreOfficeTextFile. I just need your email address. gravatar ( 2017-03-29 23:29:34 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-03-29 23:55:25 +0200 gravatar image

Ta Da! I played with it until I figured out what the problem was. Somehow, I had loaded a blank, full page image over the top of my typed document. I happened to get the green boxes in the corners and sides when I was trying different things, so I grabbed a corner box and drug it diagonally across the page and low and behold, my type written page appeared. I appreciate your help, Thank you.

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That was a hard one!

Please close the question for community benefit.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-03-30 07:54:55 +0200 )edit

And how do I do that? gravatar ( 2017-03-30 14:27:59 +0200 )edit

Under your question, there is a line of icons, one of which is labelled "close". Click on it and select a reason for closing the question from the drop-down menu which is the new page.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-03-30 16:42:17 +0200 )edit
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