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On 08/06/2015 11:56 PM, V Stuart Foote wrote:

The major bug I have is applying a "register-true" to an entire document
at a time. I use OL to put together a periodical, with columned text and
many images (which are put in frames and anchored to specific pages).
It is LO not OL,  or better LibreOffice.

Believe the best practice is to work within frames anchored to top or bottom
of page and activate register-true.  László Németh's Typography toolbar .oxt
extension seems to still work correctly in 5.0.0,  suggests using the
Graphite based Libertine G or Biolinum G fonts.

Is the problem related to the fact I am taking older OO files and
attempting to do this?
That probably doesn't help.

  I don't want to invest heavily in new projects until I get the bugs
sorted out. I find I am taking older files (in order to create a 2nd
edition of an older manuscript) and redoing every paragraph to get the
document to register true. In 4.3.7, the changes would simply not stay
after I saved the document.
Not sure if  details are embedded in ODF as style (and so are persistent and
move with the document), or it is a registry setting and would be held per
document in the user profile.  If the later, could explain the issue.

I tried saving in  ODT and DOC and DOCX formats, it didn't seem to matter.
Now in 5.0, not only do the changes not save if I go back and register the
paragraphs, but OL crashes every time.
You should work in an ODT for stability in formatting.   Using DOC or DOCX
requires filter export of document, and again to import. The round trip can
be very disruptive to stable formatting you're looking for.  If LibreOffice
5.0.0 is crashing--that is a bug and needs to be reported in Bugzilla

Also had some issues in 4.3.7 with image frames migrating, also related to
these revisions of older documents.
Is this all known behaviour? Are there still bugs outstanding if I were to
work on new projects and try to register the text?
Don't see a lot of issues reported in BZ, but that could just be that the
"register-true" feature for grid alignment in printed publications is not
widely know.  BZ  bug tdf#66434
<>    suggests that
is the case.

Please report any specific bugs you identify. This seems to be an under
appreciated feature of LibreOffice.

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This question should have been sent to <> instead of the developer mailing list. As you can see, I have sent a copy of this email to the proper mailing list. The answer to your question is found in how to use styles. These topics are covered in the Getting Started Guide and the Writer Guide. Between these two guides, there are three chapters on how to use styles. is the link you need to get them. Specifically, the "Default Style" paragraph style has a tab "Indenting and Spacing". At the bottom of it is a checkbox under the heading "Resister-true." Click it to activate it. If all of your paragraph styles are based upon the "Default Style" paragraph style, this should apply register-true to the whole document. Double check with the references that I mention above to be sure.


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