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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 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 theĀ  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?

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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