Word doc page break not recognised in Writer

I received a Word document from a client, that I opened in Writer. The document had a page break at the bottom of a page but this wasn’t recognised in Writer. Any idea why this would be?

I could attach the file but not sure how to.

I’m using a MacBook Pro, OS X 10.14.6, LibreOffice 6.4.2.

To attach a file, edit your question and use the paperclip tool.

One possibility would be that a page break was taken in Word that cannot be recognized in Writer.
Problems can occasionally arise between different office programs. Therefore:


Always create and save your files in LibreOffice and save them in ODF format (ODT, ODS, etc.).
Always keep these files as their source. If you need other formats for distribution to partners, you can open an ODF file and save and distribute another format with ″ Save as… ″.

This way, you always have working files available in your system environment.



Please report the behavior as a bug in Bugzilla.

Please announce the link from the bug here.

To do this, edit your initial question. Thank you.

Thanks for your help but, as I said, the original file wasn’t created by me. It does seem odd that something as basic as a Word page break isn’t recognised by LibreOffice.