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I think Tom's tip below was intended for the list:

Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
You can zoom-out to such an extreme that you can see multiple pages at a time.

Of course it's not very easy to see individual characters by that
point but it's still possible to edit the document.  I think other
people's answers have probably helped more for this specific question
but i find its quite a useful way of previewing and doing "broad brush
strokes" editing for over all layout and such.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 21/12/2016,
<> wrote:
Do a lot of the paragraphs have "Keep with next paragraph" selected in
the "Text Flow" tab? I've seen that do strange things before where
paragraphs tend to stay on the last page they were forced onto, because
LibreOffice is trying to keep more paragraphs together than actually fit
on a page.

Someone posted here a couple of days ago mentioning that "Keep with next
paragraph" is always set when opening .docx files. If that's happening
in your case, you'd be better off keeping your main copy in .odt format,
since that's LibreOffice's "native" format, and just export a copy to
.docx to share with other people as and when necessary (or even better,
export to PDF if they don't need to edit it).


Leam Hall wrote:
Alan, I appreciate the detailed instructions. However, they didn't
resolve the issue. My explanation may be lacking, let me try again.

I have a 9 page text based (no formulae, images, etc) document open in
"Normal" view, and have just completed your instructions on that
document. On Page 1, most of the lower half of the page is blank. There
is a single paragraph break under the last line, and then about half a
page of nothing. The first paragraph on Page 2 is a single line.

Interesting note. Viewing in "Normal" view. If I switch to "Web" view,
and then switch back, the issue is resolved. However, if I save the
file, close it, and reopen, the issue is back.

On 12/19/16 21:23, Alan B wrote:
Hello Leam,

I suggest try the following...

Open your document then...

This will select *everything* in the document

Then right-click to bring up the context menu

Click on the "Paragraph..." option

In the dialog box that appears click the "Text Flow" tab

At the bottom of this tab in the "Options" tic "Do not split paragraph".
If this is not available clear the tics in "Orphan control" and "Window
control". Once that's done it should be possible to tic "Do not split

Now go back through your document with "View > Non-printing characters"
enabled. Delete all the extra paragraphs you've inserted to cause your
paragraphs to display in their entirety on one page.

With "Do not spit paragraph" enabled your paragraphs will not split
across pages.

On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 6:51 PM, Leam Hall <
<>> wrote:

     I have several multi-page documents that have extra space at the
     bottom of the page. Turning on the "View" -> "Non-printing
     characters" shows one or two paragraph markers and then an inch or
     more of extra space.

     If I go to the last paragraph and hit delete twice it will generally
     draw up the paragraph from the next page. I then hit enter twice and
     the new paragraph stays on the page. Since my paragraphs are short I
     can do that a few times on each page.

     This issue is that I'd rather not do that several times on each of a
     hundred or so pages. Is there anything else I can look to check?
     Using LibreOffice on Linux.



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