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       Well, I'm confused by your problem -
           I've been using LO since it was OO; merely using 'save as' when
I'm finished writing for the moment, then when I re-open it, I just start
writing again.

       Are you perchance, plopping some text - written in another style -
into the document?;
           if so, then that document's style will retain it's formatting
unless you first place it into a non-formattable document, as notepad.

       If you're plopping other text into the document, then this is not a
           it's designed in order to allow indentions, etc. within the
framework of the document - a nice touch which I like re. LO  ;-)

       If you're not plopping other text into the document, then I still
haven't a clue  ;-)

From: Dale Erwin <>
Date: Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Master Document
To: anne-ology <>

I'm not sure what you mean by "was it written in the same document?"  Some
parts reside in the master document and can be edited when editing the
master document. Other parts reside in subdocuments and the master
documents only contains a pointer to them.  When the master document is
expanded, it then renders its own parts plus all those included in the
subdocuments.  From the master document, the text of the subdocuments is
read only and cannot be edited.

Since no one else has answered, I can only assume that no one here knows
the answer.  I think it must surely be a bug and I might file a bug report
later.  Right now, I cannot spare the time.  I don't really have a deadline
per se, but others are anxious and pressing me for the final copy.  I am
attempting now to copy all the files into one large document with the hope
that I can circumvent the problem in that way, but it's a lot of work.

I am a little embarrassed by all this because I had quite a bit of
opposition to using OpenOffice back at the start of this project.

Dale Erwin

On 3/23/2014 2:26 PM, anne-ology wrote:

         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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