Bug 84531 - EDITING: Writer adds blank pages in random parts in the document
Summary: EDITING: Writer adds blank pages in random parts in the document
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-30 21:24 UTC by Guillermo_Casanova
Modified: 2015-07-18 17:27 UTC (History)
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Description Guillermo_Casanova 2014-09-30 21:24:38 UTC
Problem description: 
Writer adds numerous blank pages in random parts in the document after inserting images. The images are adds later to the inserted image.

Steps to reproduce:
1. ....Menu Insert - Image - From File...
2. ....
3. ....

Current behavior: 
Writer adds numerous blank pages later of the image.

Expected behavior: 
Writer adds only the image.

Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 Tim Lloyd 2014-10-07 21:11:12 UTC
Hi Guillermo, I am not able to reproduce this with - Fedora 21. I simply:

1. opened a writer document with 4 pages
2. inserted an image into each of the pages.
3. saved as an odt file.
4. Closed and reopened and all was good. One image per page with no blanks

Let me know if there is anything else I need to be aware of 

Comment 2 Guillermo_Casanova 2014-10-11 03:18:54 UTC
My document contains more than 100 pages. It is a large document. I'll check if the version 4.3 fixes the problem. Greetings.
Comment 3 Guillermo_Casanova 2014-10-11 03:27:03 UTC
Version 4.3 does not fix the problem. The document must contain text and images, and apparently, the document must be great.
Comment 4 Tim Lloyd 2014-10-12 05:36:00 UTC
any chance of posting your doc?

Obviously if it is sensitive then don't bother. I can always try the lorem ipsum generator.
Comment 5 Guillermo_Casanova 2014-10-13 21:03:07 UTC
The document is confidential. I'm sorry. I'll try to generate another document and I will try to reproduce the error. Greetings and thanks.
Comment 6 Guillermo_Casanova 2014-10-13 21:42:11 UTC
I created a new document. I was able to reproduce the error. How do I send the file?
Comment 7 Guillermo_Casanova 2014-10-13 22:10:18 UTC
The document had added some blank pages and saved it. When I opened it again, the situation was corrected. I selected all the text and changed the line spacing to 1.5 lines. This time, was added a single page. I saved the changes and open the document again, the added blank page still there.
Comment 8 Guillermo_Casanova 2014-10-13 22:15:12 UTC
It may influence the fact that the document has been doing long. That is, has edited using several versions of Writer. I have not been able to reproduce the bug permanently by creating a new document in this version of Writer.
Comment 9 Tim Lloyd 2014-10-13 23:05:24 UTC
Hi Guillermo,

thanks for taking the time to recreate this. If you would like to attach the file there is an attachments section above the comments box. Click on the blue link and that will guide you through the process. What kind of document is it (odt, doc, docx)?

Interesting that the problem seems to have crept up over the years. I had a few problems when I started using writer which was around the time 3.5 became 4.0! I am afraid I am not skilled enough to advise further on that specific issue :(
Comment 10 A (Andy) 2014-10-25 13:55:01 UTC
In your comment 6 you wrote you were able to create a new document and reproduce this bug.  Could you please provide all the steps you had done and then we can try to reproduce it?  Otherwise, it is unfortunately not possible to retrace this bug and then it could also not be resolved by the developers.  Thank you very much in advance for your support.
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