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       very interesting, in a strange sort of way  ;-)

       Maybe this is a bug in the LO4.*s -

       Dale Erwin -
          Question - was it written in the same document?, then the whole
changed its format?

       I'm hoping you receive a response from someone who knows the answer -
           I too will be awaiting the solution to this problem.

From: Dale Erwin <>
Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 3:04 PM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Master Document

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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