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       So sorry no one responded;

          but maybe no one knew what you were asking -
         I for one am not sure what you're asking, but will make an attempt
to answer,

       what are these blanks you're seeing? - could these have been placed
there by the author for a set purpose?,
          sometimes this is done to distinguish parts from another -
although other methods are usually better.

       See further response intermixed below -

From: Wiebe van der Worp <>
Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 5:34 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Empty spaces in master documents...

A while ago I posted what is below and didn't see any replies. No problem
because there is no real problem, with an ugly workaround. However, I am
wondering if I am the only person struggling with master documents.

On 19-10-15 15:11, Wiebe van der Worp wrote:

Hi everyone

For some manuals I use master documents with satellites in Writer.

       [to what are you referring?]

After opening such a file it always contains empty spaces and even empty
pages. It took a while to figure out how to get rid of these layout errors.

       [could these blanks have been intentionally placed?]

What I do:
  * Open document
  * Update index
  * Update selection for every satellite (using navigator)
  * Update index again
  * Export to PDF for printing and distribution

       is the index the document?

       how many of these satellites are you using? -
          are you possibly referring to those in space which allow for
messages to be sent-received?

       what is the reason for using PDFs?

To get an idea I've temporary placed the following screen dumps on :


This solution is highly complex and unfriendly (some of these masters
contain a lot satellites), I consider not properly calculating the
layout a bug.


The documents themselves have strict style rules and only contain
bitmaps and svg's.


I can live with this solution but... Are there better solutions?

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