Bug 46994 - A document cannot be split into subdocuments using Headings or outline
Summary: A document cannot be split into subdocuments using Headings or outline
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-06 01:17 UTC by narayanaras
Modified: 2015-03-09 05:58 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description narayanaras 2012-03-06 01:17:38 UTC
I have a 440+ page odt file, which has 4 levels of headings (Heading 1 to Heading 4.) This document has about 15 chapters, each starting with Heading1-level title. The paragraphs in each chapters are at Heading2 to Heading4 levels only.

I want to split this document into separate chapters. But rather than creating 15 chapters (each starting with Heading1 title), LibO creates one master document and just 3 subdocuments.

I use the "File>Send>Create master document" menu, and select "Style:Heading1" from the 'Template' menu.

I have used this command with OpenOffice before, and it worked fine.

What could be wrong? I can share the problematic file (5 MB).
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-30 04:34:15 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
Please, verify if in last version of LibreOffice still reproducible
Comment 2 bfoman (inactive) 2012-08-08 11:06:29 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> What could be wrong? I can share the problematic file (5 MB).

Could you attach downsized document to allow others to check on different system/build?
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2013-05-27 16:54:30 UTC
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Comment 4 Urmas 2013-05-27 20:14:44 UTC
COnfirmed in 4.1.
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Comment 6 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-03-09 05:58:54 UTC
Not reproducible for me with LibreOffice built at home under Ubuntu 14.10 x86-64.
I tested with a large document of mine with 13 chapters. The procedure produced 13 subdocuments.

Closing as WorksForMe. Please, feel free to reopen if you disagree.

Best regards. JBF