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Why is it normal for Writer to insert blank pages when merging data? [closed]

asked 2012-12-28 12:47:44 +0200

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updated 2013-02-03 10:42:41 +0200

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Many users run into the behaviour of Writer inserting blank pages when merging data, like this question: extra blank pages when printing label merge file and this one: Alternating blank envelopes.

Can someone please explain why there are automatically inserted blank pages in the first place? When will they ever be useful?

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
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That's a great question! (I've used all my upvotes for today, sorry)

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-02-03 10:44:02 +0200 )edit

An extremely good question!!!

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2013-02-07 02:33:47 +0200 )edit
qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-04 22:26:41 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-03-04 19:21:18 +0200

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Don't find the bug anymore but I think it is a wrong set option by default.

1) Menue:File->Print, Tab Libreoffice Writer: Uncheck "Print automatically inserted Pages".

2) Also in Menue:File->Print Settings, Button "Option", uncheck the same.

In 4.0 it is corrected by default, not sure about 3.6.5.

This makes also troubles with Mail Merge letters and labels.

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@horst -- Do you know why these pages are being inserted in the first place? Maybe this is a question for us to hand over to the Doc Team.

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-05 22:22:38 +0200 )edit

@qubit As I understood it is just one of the many options to setup by default and sombody put a checkmark in. LO4.0 does not have it.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2013-03-05 23:11:57 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-03-05 11:25:25 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

@horst In 3.6.5 the menu is the same. I just checked it. Thanks for the hint/.

@JannieT - If @horst hint does not provide the solution, please file a bug report.

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