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Blank Box Areas appear when trying to print [closed]

asked 2012-12-30 11:41:49 +0200

Nickyp gravatar image

When trying to print in the spreadsheet (from an excel imported sheet) , blank areas appear. These only appear when trying to print. You can see the blank box area on the preview pane when printing, and the blank areas appear on the actual print. You can not see the blank box in normal sheet edit mode.

You do NOT see the blank areas when you use the preview button from within the sheet, but if you print the sheet you will again get the blank area.

If you export to pdf you not get the blank box.

If you then close libre office and open the same sheet in excel you will see that in normal view a blank box, sometimes multiple blank boxes the same size on top of one another have been inserted which can be moved, deleted, resized etc.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
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answered 2013-04-14 03:26:30 +0200

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Hi @Nickyp,

What you're describing sounds like a bug. If installing/running the latest release doesn't seem to fix this problem, please file a bug and provide a list of steps that can reproduce your problem. The QA Team will be happy to help you track down this issue!

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".


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I have this very problem today. To explain how this happened, I created a spreadsheet that I exported in Excel format (.xlsx) for others to fill out. I emailed the xlsx spreadsheet. When I received the spreadsheet back is when I noted this problem. I cannot print what seems to be hidden behind a blank box over part of the spreadsheet, and have not found a workaround other than exporting as a pdf. It then prints properly.

Dretal gravatar imageDretal ( 2017-12-01 02:05:20 +0200 )edit

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