How do you set a fixed header height?

I have tried to set a fixed header height by selecting Format->Header and setting the value in the Height box, and deselecting the “use Dynamic Spacing” and “Autofit Height” options, as shown below.

ok I can’t show the screenshot of this because new users can’t put more that one media item in a post.

However, as also shown below these selections have no effect whatsoever, the header grows with the text.

I also attach an example document demonstrating the issue. My LO version is 6.4.7.2

how_the_f**k_is_header_height_supposed_to_work?.odt (9.5 KB)

I would love it if someone could explain the correct way to do this. Thanks!

Hi. Below is a screenshot of your document from my LO 7.2.6.2 but it also shows the same in LO 6.2.8.2. The red right-pointing arrow indicates there is more text not visible.

I would try Help > Restart in Safe Mode > Continue in safe mode, open the document and see if the header is fixed in size. If it is then consider resetting your User Profile.
I prefer the manual method of renaming the folder so I can copy back the important folders.

My LO version is 6.4.7.2

It’s very old.

FAQ

I have now update to use the fresh ppa, the version of which is currently 7.5.3.2. The problem seems to be fixed a bit there, but still occasionally if I close the document and reopen it, the header collapses completely even though I haven’t changed anything.

@mikekaganski Thanks for the info, but that FAQ does not address my question in any way.

What worked for me was enabling AutoFit height, saving the document and restarting.

how_the_f__k_is_header_height_supposed_to_work_ (1).odt (10,6 KB)


tested with:
Version: 6.4.7.2 (x86)
Build-ID: 639b8ac485750d5696d7590a72ef1b496725cfb5
CPU-Threads: 8; BS: Windows 10.0 Build 22000; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: win;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: threaded

Version: 7.3.2.2 (x86) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 49f2b1bff42cfccbd8f788c8dc32c1c309559be0
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22000; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (de_DE); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Version: 7.3.5.2 (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 184fe81b8c8c30d8b5082578aee2fed2ea847c01
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22000; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: de-DE
Calc: threaded

You saw the problem? I assumed from your answer it was Mac related until you updated with your system spec. I tried several different installations and Header was fixed height in all; I never saw the issue. Last test looks correct.
Version: 7.3.2.2 (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 49f2b1bff42cfccbd8f788c8dc32c1c309559be0
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22000; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-NZ (en_NZ); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL

In @PKG file the header remains too high after unticking Autofit height and OK. Without closing the document and restarting, just enabling the Footer fixes the Header. Maybe related to tdf#131132 ?