I have recently had something similar.
I noticed after my last update of LO all my graphics anchored to
paragraph have moved to new places.
I have just been going through the documents and repositioning the
graphics and anchoring as character to get over this.
But I did have 4 draw objects disappear off page 97 or something and
appear on the title page, but unable to be selected.
They showed in the navigator however, but couldn't be selected or deleted.
In the end I found deleting the page (97) they were supposed to be on
deleted them from the title page, and when I did an undo of the deletion
I got my page 97 back and the draw objects no longer existed, also not
showing in navigator.
So try deleting some chunks of the document until they no longer show in
the PDF, then undo that deletion and check again, and cross your fingers.
On 11/07/20 2:12 am, Philip Jackson wrote:
On 09/07/2020 22:17, John Kaufmann wrote:
On 2020-07-09 11:53, Philip Jackson wrote:
Using LO 220.127.116.11 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 lost.
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
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?
The page style I was using had both header and footer OFF ( at least,
not selected ON). But I did just try your idea of changing the page
style just before the corrupted page. The new page inherited the
corruption but only as long as it stayed in that place in the
document. If I moved the new page down with the navigator, then the
corruption did not move with the page. Suggests the corruption is in a
fixed spot in the document.
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.)
Nothing visible in the Navigator.
Yes, following your suggestion, I've had a look in an xml text editor
both flat ODT and content.xml and I can't see the corruption. I'm not
saying it isn't there but life moves on and this cannot absorb more time.
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