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On 2020-07-09 11:53, Philip Jackson wrote:
Using LO Writer

While I was having the recent difficulty with getting graphics to stick in a template, I prepared a 
short document copy/pasting header and footer graphics into a Writer document as I went along.

During this work, there was a moment when adjusting the position of a footer graphic on the page, 
the graphic disappeared completely. I had no idea why or where it had gone and just supposed I had 
slipped and clicked in a wrong place.

When the document was finished, I exported to pdf to check that the hyperlinks in the footer 
graphics were working as they should. To my surprise, I found in the pdf, right in the centre of a 
single page, an upside down hyperlink that also worked ok. It was a text box from the graphic I had 

This corruption was not visible in the Writer odt document, only in the pdf. Deleting the page only 
made the corruption appear on the  next one. Being invisible in Writer, I couldn't find any way to 
remove it.

If deleting a page "only made the corruption appear on the next" page; that suggest corruption linked with 
header or footer. Did you try changing Page style (Insert > More Breaks > Manual Break > Page Break, Style) 
before deleting the page with corruption?

Were the elements not at all visible in Navigator? Did you try examining in an XML editor? (First 
save the file in FODT (Flat ODT) format or unzip the ODT file to examine content.xml.)


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