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Hi :)
Did you ever manage to find an answer for this or is it still a problem? 
Sorry you have not had any answers from the Users List so far.  Hopefully
someone knows how to solve this!
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Body500 wrote

Hi all,
I've noticed something annoying with AutoLayout objects in Impress. This
is what I did:

1. create an empty presentation and edit the slide master
2. edit the height of the main AutoLayout text box (the one that usually
contains the main content)
3. Make sure that the text box is not set to auto size, either under
"text..." or under "size and position"
4. close master view

Now if I choose a layout that displays this AutLayout area, the height of
it is set to whatever I made it be and all is fine. Here's the problem. I
now save this document and close it. When I open it again the AutoLayout
is still the same as before I closed it, but if I change the layout the
height of the AutoLayout goes back to what it was before I changed it in
the master. If I now open the master view I see that indeed the master has
also changed. 

I can change the slide master again and repeat the whole process but
nothing fixes this. I've tried locking the size and position of the text
box but that is ignored. I've flipped all sorts of checkboxes but haven't
found a solution yet. 

All this is happening in LO 3.5.0 rc3 but also happened in the 3.4.5
version. I haven't tried older versions. Running win7 64-bit.

Anyone else see this happen, and if so is there a fix (I'm assuming it's a
feature and not a bug).

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