Ask Your Question

Problems with editing Header/Footer in Libreoffice [closed]

asked 2017-06-13 11:53:28 +0200

oli0811 gravatar image

updated 2020-10-11 17:45:17 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi all, I have the Problem that sometimes Libreoffice shows me all Buttons in the Editing Dialog for Header/Footer and sometimes it does not. I have tested with the same File in seperate Folders. I use Libreoffice on KUbuntu 16.4.2 (Fresh Install)

link text

link text

edit retag flag offensive reopen merge delete

Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2020-10-11 17:46:59.823303


You have a wrong placement of controls in the dialog window (buttons and box above are shifted left outside of the window on footer1.png); the window itself is very wide. That may be because of Windows Manager, or with LO integration with that manager. Please test with a newer LO version, and if that doesn't help, please file a bug report at Bugzilla.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-06-14 10:05:15 +0200 )edit

3 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2017-06-13 13:34:55 +0200

gabix gravatar image

For starters, a remark: you should better switch your user interface language to English. German is understood by less people.

Your screenshots make me think that in one case the footer is preset, so, you don't have much options to edit it. In the other case, however, the footer is arbitrary, and you have a wider selection of options.

edit flag offensive delete link more


No, the problem isn't about "less features because they don't have sense in this context", but the UI distortion when part of controls are shifted to the left outside of the dialog window.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-06-14 09:58:33 +0200 )edit

Maybe or maybe not. All we have, are two screenshots, one being very bad (see my comment above).

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2017-06-14 11:17:13 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-07-31 07:20:46 +0200

I am suggesting to try "Long Path Tool" program.

edit flag offensive delete link more

answered 2017-06-14 09:54:14 +0200

oli0811 gravatar image

I have now switched the user interface to english and footer is on, footer drop-down is on customized, same file and it is irrelevant if its copied or moved to another destination. I don't change anything in this file and the behavior of the edit dialog is different.

footer edit english

edit flag offensive delete link more


In your screenshot, the editing dialog is truncated. Make a better screenshot.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2017-06-14 11:15:36 +0200 )edit

that is exactly my problem that libreoffice truncates the dialog sometimes and sometimes not. when i copy the file to another folder it is not truncated.

oli0811 gravatar imageoli0811 ( 2017-06-27 12:02:42 +0200 )edit

What happens when you maximize the dialog window?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2017-06-27 13:14:39 +0200 )edit

the maximize button does nothing. and i can't resize at the borders.

oli0811 gravatar imageoli0811 ( 2017-06-28 10:47:12 +0200 )edit

It looks to me that the problem is about the file name too long in the footer. The program tries to adjust the edit window to make it fit but can't do it properly. Well, perhaps this is a good reason to request a feature (resizeable footer/header edit window).

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2017-06-28 13:50:43 +0200 )edit

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2017-06-13 11:53:28 +0200

Seen: 1,135 times

Last updated: Jul 31 '17