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Using LibreOffice 4.1.5 on Win 7 home premium:

I have a master document with 50 sub-documents. The problem I am having is that the sub-documents are not rendered the same way when opened separately as when opened in the master document.

This is a bilingual dictionary with an English-Neapolitan section and a Neapolitan-English section. Each letter of each section is contained in its own sub-document. For each letter, at the top of the page, on left (even numbered) pages, there appears the first word on the page, left-justified, in slightly larger font, and on right (odd numbered) pages, the last word on the page, right-justified and in slightly larger font.

This cannot be accomplished using headers since it must be different on each page. Well, I suppose it could be accomplished using headers but it would require a separate style for every page in the nearly 400 page book. Consequently, I have used the first line on each page for this purpose with the regular text pushed down and beginning on the fourth line.

This has a very aesthetically pleasing appearance in the sub-documents, but in the master document the line spacing is obviously not rendered in the same way so that on some pages in the master document, the first line will be what was the last line in the previous page of the sub-document, pushing the headline word down... and obviously unusable.

Is there some reason why the master document does not render the sub-documents in the same was as they are rendered when opened separately?

Dale Erwin

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