Hello LibreOffice - I am hoping you can help me out with this pesky situation I am facing. I have tried to solve it myself, but no luck yet.
Now that it has been going on for about 1.5 years I thought I should ask you - should have asked earlier, but I have sporadic documents I need to submit, so been managing. I would really like to try and solve it if possible.
I am using LO 188.8.131.52 on Ubuntu 19.10, and this issue has been going on since about LO 5.5 or such, came up about a year and half ago. I am software eng., and I have a feeling these may be bugs that need to be addressed at an engineering level.
As I am noting again – I have been using this setup described below for about 5 years now, and the issues noted showed up about 1. years ago. Thank you for your patience in going through this.
I am having a formatting issue that I had not had before. I have been using LO for a while now in the following setup:
I have a main/ parent document (its own style template), and I have content in sections. The child documents (their own templates) link various sections from the parent document.
In the parent document the Default Style, incorporated in the Text Body style are set at Time New Roman (TNR)/ 10 pt./ Single Space (SS). In the Child docs these styles are TNR/ 12 or 14 pt/ double- spaced (DS).
I do this to save space in the main doc I am working in, better screen utilization, and the formatting works out great from the child documents, which I print/ PDF. The sections are locked in child doc.
This had been working well for me until about a year and half ago, not sure which version of LO the issues started with.
Now, when I edit the parent document, set at TNR 10 SS, – in the child doc., certain edits show up at TNR 10 pt/ SS, while other sections are properly formatted at the child documents style at TNR 12/ DS, or such.
I cannot figure out why it happens. It can happen for a word or a line I was editing, and many times it shows up fine.
The only option is to select the words/ para and select Clear Formatting in the parent doc. Then it shows up fine in the child doc in the style set from template.
I have tried to figure out when it happens - perhaps when I select a word and start typing over it, as that seemed to be a pattern, but it does not always happen in this way. It is pretty random.
And very annoying because if in a para, if it is several words, I have to format the whole para and reapply bold/ italics and such.
If you are able to please help figure this out - I would much appreciate. As you may note I consider myself an advanced user of LO managing templates and such/ parent-child docs with their own templates, and I have been strict about always managing the document styles from the respective template.
Sorry for the length already but this issue is related as it started about the same time – and is a bigger issue actually.
I have calc spreadsheets that I also link into the parent doc sections. They are then displayed in the child doc when it opens up. All formatting works as intended. Thus, fonts work and if in the parent doc I have certain borders/ cells bolded, they all show up fine in child doc.
However, when I make a PDF of the child doc, or print it, all the data from the linked spreadsheet in the linked section disappears. Only empty columns show up in the PDF.
I close the child doc. And reopen it – all spreadsheet content looks ok. I try to print it directly w/o making a PDF and the same thing happens. The child document prints with no data in the spreadsheet.
If you could please suggest how I could possibly fix these issues it will be much appreciated. I am not sure if these are bugs. If you need me to reach anyone directly to discuss them, I would be happy to run them through the scenarios.
Thank you for your patience and help!