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On 11/21/2012 10:35 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
At 08:52 21/11/2012 -0500, Dan Lewis wrote:
On 11/21/2012 06:07 AM, Barry Say wrote:
Is it the case that a document **must* *end with a paragraph mark. I am editing a publication which is a master document and I would like to specify that for a given sub-document I wish to have nothing below it on the page but when I insert a page break I am given another page with a blank paragraph which I do not want. I am aware of the possibility of specifying that a document must start a fresh page, but I have tried that in the past and introduced a non-deletable feature in the master document.

Yes, all documents **must** end with a paragraph mark. Writer documents are written using XML. The "markers" used to format the text are used in pairs. If there is a beginning of a paragraph, there must be an ending of it. The paragraph markers only visually show you where the paragraphs begin and end.

Sorry, but I don't think this argument works (though I'm not disputing your first sentence). The questioner is not suggesting that there should somehow be a paragraph that begins but does not end. The last real (non-empty) paragraph will begin and end normally. Then there is a page break. He wants the document to end there; there would be no unbalanced paragraph indicators. Instead, it is apparently required that after the page break there must be an additional empty paragraph: a further (and unwanted) balanced pair of paragraph indicators, that is. It would be possible to imagine a document without that empty paragraph without offending against your requirement for matching indicators.

Brian Barker
I agree with you. The problem seems to be related as to how the master document was created. When I use File -> New -> Master Document and use the Navigator (F5) to add the sub documents, I do not have the problems that the OP is having. The empty space at the end of each sub document is preserved doing it this way. He seems to be loosing part of these spaces, and I don't know why. I wonder if he also has a problem with LO adding a blank page in the midst of a master document so that a sub document would begin on the left page in the master document. Since he has not replied to anyone, it is hard for me to tell.


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