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Bug 77330 - VIEWING / PRINTING: Unknown object hides text on screen, print and pdf.
Summary: VIEWING / PRINTING: Unknown object hides text on screen, print and pdf.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-04-11 14:13 UTC by ton.meek
Modified: 2015-06-12 10:02 UTC (History)
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2014-04-11 14:13 UTC, ton.meek

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Description ton.meek 2014-04-11 14:13:18 UTC
Created attachment 97222 [details]
Screenshot of problem


I am using a master document with about 100 subdocuments. Most of them just one page or less. At the point that the master document became about 60 (maybe not relevant) pages a part of a discus showed up in front of the text and behind the pictures. In every zoom level it has the same shape hiding a number of pages relative to the zoom level.
The appearing of the discus happens after some time and it is possible to remove the discus with 'View > Hidden Alinea's', but after a while it will reappear.

The discus shows up in a print and also a pdf.

I have attached a screen shot of the problem.

I'm working with LibreOffice Writer Version and I upgraded in between to Language: Dutch. Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium. Language: Dutch

I hope somebody can help me


Ton Meek
Comment 1 Thomas Hackert 2014-04-27 12:54:13 UTC
Hello Ton,
I am not sure, if I understand your "discus" correctly, sorry ... :( Does it mean, that there is a kind of disc and/or circle, which hides the page numbers? On you screenshot it seems more than a wider bar with black borders ... ;)

And would you be so kind to attach a zipped version of your master document and its other documents to this bug, please? I have not a master document nor the time / disk space / etc. to create one, sorry ... :(

Sorry for the inconvenience
Comment 2 Thomas Hackert 2014-04-28 17:34:59 UTC
Hello Ton, *,
as Ton has sent me an mail with all needed files to reproduce this bug (thanks Ton :) ), I can confirm, that

a. LO Version: Build-ID: 40ff705089295be5be0aae9b15123f687c05b0a, LO Version: Build-ID: 882f8a0a489bc99a9e60c7905a60226254cb6ff0 as well as LO Version: Build ID: f4a6837025a293312cbc43b9c527851362f11030
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@45-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2014-04-26_09:15:55 (all three parallel installed, following the instructions from The first two version are installed with Germanophone lang- as well as helppack, the last one with en_US lang- as well as helppack, all on Debian Testing i686) show this discus (or better disc?) ... :(

b. LO Version: Build ID: d4c441391e20647b3d2e8dde4d20aa868e77e515 and Version: Build-ID: 46cfcd5a05aa1d13fecd73f5a25b64b8d8dd6781 does not show the "discus" (or maybe better disc?).

However, the first time I tried at all versions to search for the words "control charts" (as they are visible on the screenshot attached to this bug ... ;) ) to find the page with this disc. The second time I used the mouse and the scroll bar to scroll down to that page. Interestingly, when I scrolled down to it, LO Version: Build-ID: 882f8a0a489bc99a9e60c7905a60226254cb6ff0 suddenly does not show the discus any longer ... Not sure, how we should handle this bug any further ... :(
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Comment 4 ton.meek 2015-06-12 10:02:04 UTC
I could not replicate this bug in version - Dutch.
I was using Windows 8.1.

Best regards, Ton Meek