Bug 136413 - The page style of a page can't be managed at the page itself, but based on previous page
Summary: The page style of a page can't be managed at the page itself, but based on pr...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-09-02 20:06 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2020-12-19 03:50 UTC (History)
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Example file (11.10 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2020-09-02 20:07 UTC, Telesto
Example file 2 (11.10 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2020-09-02 20:10 UTC, Telesto

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Description Telesto 2020-09-02 20:06:57 UTC
The page style of a page can't be managed at the page itself, but based on previous page

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the attached file
2. Go to page 3
3. Format -> Paragraph -> Text Flow -> Page break set without Style. 
4. Cancel
5. Sidebar -> Page Style -> double click Portrait -> Previous page will be affect to (not intending that)
6. Format -> Page Style -> Page tab -> orientation Portrait & OK. No page 1 is converted too

It's not the style of the previous page. The style is based in Page Style -> Next style

Actual Results:
The style of page 3 is based on page style Next style of page 2, but hard to grasp. You might go to page tab, and configure portrait, but this will affect page 1 too

Applying page style goes wrong.. it will affect previous page too. You need to do it with Paragraph Style -> Text Flow -> Page break -> Check With Page Style & select Portrait

Expected Results:
Knowing where the current page style is coming from?

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 1e0cfd5662d95cea84e80e4fe10d52c3b1101ae6
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 1 Telesto 2020-09-02 20:07:09 UTC
Created attachment 165052 [details]
Example file
Comment 2 Telesto 2020-09-02 20:10:08 UTC
Created attachment 165053 [details]
Example file 2

Maybe bit more illustrative 
1. Open the attached file
2. Format -> Paragraph Style -> Text Flow -> Uncheck With Page Style
3. Effect nothing.. 

Yes, this is technically perfectly fine, but rather confusing from user point of view
Comment 3 Justin L 2020-12-18 07:35:55 UTC
These bug reports just need to be closed. Ultimately, the human needs to learn the tool they are using.

The current behaviour is completely accurate. The only reason landscape layout is on page 3 is because it is a "follow" from envelope (obviously a completely made up example).  When you change a page style, you obviously must change it from the last "section-break" specifier - which is how page 2 started.