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Hello, I am new to this list and have a couple of questions.

I am using LibreOffice on Kubuntu Linux v13.10 if version/OS is

The first is about footers in Writer and I guess it is more a curiosity than
a problem. Whenever I insert a footer into a Writer document in a multipage
document, no matter where I am in the document, Writer takes me to the
bottom of page 3 of the document to insert the footer.  Of course then I
have to scroll back to where I was working before creating the footer. This
is really just an annoyance but does anyone know why Writer does this and if
it is possible to stop this behaviour? It would seem to me to be more
logical to insert the footer while remaining on whichever page I am working
at that time.

The other question is a little more serious. Sometimes in Writer but more
often in Calc, LibreOffice just locks up. Not just LibreOffice, but the
whole system. For example, yesterday while using Calc and trying to
drag-copy a cell down a column for a number of rows to replicate a formula,
as soon as the drag was started, the computer just locked up. The mouse
cursor would move but nothing would respond to a mouseclick. It wa snot
possible to stop LibreOffice or start/stop any other programs, <Alt><Tab>
wouldn't work. The computer also didn't respond to a <Ctrl><Alt><Del>.

While it was eventually possible to start up a terminal in Linux and kill
the LibreOffice process and reopen the document, some work was lost as a
result. It doesn't happen often but often enough to be a nuisance.

Is this behaviour a known bug? Does anyone else see this problem and does
anyone have any suggestions as to what might be causing it?

Thanks in advance.

Joe Aquilina

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