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Delete blank page

Postby philk949 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:54 am

Hi,
Sometimes, after reformatting font sizes, or for other reasons, one is left with blank pages at the end of the document. How do I efficiently delete this/these pages?
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby Caracalla » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:52 am

Just delete everything on it, including non-printng characters.
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby mixedcontent » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:58 pm

I have a blank page that I want to delete. I position the I-beam pointer in the big empty page box. I press "delete". The cursor now appears at the end of the last column of the last table on the previous page. The empty page is still showing. There is a header and a footer, and when I display non-printing characters, there is one "paragraph" symbol that I can't seem to delete. I can't select it. If I put the cursor beyond it and backspace, I am taken to the previous page. If I put the cursor before it and press Return, I insert another paragraph symbol. This one can be backed out, but the last paragraph symbol in the big empty box of text refuses to go away. So the blank page remains.

I think I've tried all that is suggested here, to no avail.
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby mister_d » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:08 pm

I've changed page margins (make them smaller) before to eliminate that page
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:39 pm

Can you upload a sample file (see: How to attach a document here)?

I've already seen that problem here but not sure I'll be able to find it out quickly, better see the file in itself.
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby roger.brown » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:52 am

I have the exact same problem as user "mixedcontent" has described above.
I'm using OO 3.1.1 on Windows XP.

Attached below is the document -- TimeMonitor.odt.

Thanks if anybody can figure it out!
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby acknak » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:29 am

Try this:

1) Put the editing cursor in the final paragraph (Crtl+End)
2) Insert > Fields > Other > Functions > Type: Hidden Paragraph; Condition: TRUE
3) Click "Insert"
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby roger.brown » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:48 am

Thanks.

I tried that and I can see the greyed out line it added but after that I still can't delete the blank page.

Can you try it on the attached file above?

Anybody else have any other ideas?
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby acknak » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:05 am

Can you try it on the attached file above?

Sure. That's how I arrived at the steps I gave.

... I can see the greyed out line it added but after that I still can't delete the blank page.

You can never "delete" a page. OOo Writer does not allow you to manipulate pages at all. The page is there because there is document content that needs someplace to appear, so another page is needed. If you hide the final, empty paragraph, or make it small enough so that it fits on the same page as your table, the extra page is not necessary and it will not appear.

Make sure the option View > Hidden paragraphs is OFF, and also the print option to print hidden content.

 Edit: PS: 
You can accomplish the same thing by putting the cursor in the last, empty paragraph and changing the font size to "2" Just click in the font size display and edit the number, then press Enter. That makes the size of that final paragraph small enough to fit within the margins of the previous page.
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby roger.brown » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:50 pm

acknak wrote:...
Make sure the option View > Hidden paragraphs is OFF, and also the print option to print hidden content.

 Edit: PS: 
You can accomplish the same thing by putting the cursor in the last, empty paragraph and changing the font size to "2" Just click in the font size display and edit the number, then press Enter. That makes the size of that final paragraph small enough to fit within the margins of the previous page.


Thanks for both tips -- (I had looked at the drop-down list of font sizes before and didn't think i could go smaller than 6) -- that did it!! :D

Thank you very much!
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby pratim » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:47 pm

Hi,

I found simple solution . Press ctrl+end it will take you to the last page(I assume last page is the blank page). Now keep pressing the back space till the time the cursor will move to the the previous page.Once it will reach the previous page you can see the blank page to move way. You have to do multiple time if you have more than one blank page.
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby burocat » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:19 pm

I am running Mac OS X 10.6.6 with OpenOffice org 3.2.0 on a MacBook Pro and can't delete the blank Page 1 which suddenly appeared in my text document, possibly after I changed the font size.. Two non-printing characters denote select and adjust table column but I am unable to delete them. There are no tables in my document. Backspacing, using the delete key, etc., does not rid me of the unwanted page. Other solutions suggested here also have not proved effective.

I have also found Open Office will suddenly change the magnification of a document while I am typing even though I do not use the trackpad gesture necessary to make such a change. I then have to restore the original size via the View menu and zoom control.

Any assistance in dealing with either or both of these snafus would be much appreciated.
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:25 pm

Can you upload the file with the blank page (see: How to attach a document here)? For your other problem, please create a new topic.
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Hi,I have the same problem

Postby hotellina » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:02 am

If I'm here to tell this to everyone it's because no one of the previous explored solutions has worked for me.

You can download the file here http://www.hotellinaservices.com/privat ... ed%201.doc
please try to remove the last page without modify the table before of it.
I hope our Oracle will fix this bad bug.
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby RoryOF » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:29 am

Workaround: Simply reduce your bottom margin to 0.625 inches (1.6cm).
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:44 pm

I just tried something that works: create a new paragraph style and set its font to 1pt. Then apply it to the paragraph after the table and you're done.

That's not the first time I notice that direct formatting is not retained in an external format export whereas the same setting through a style is.

NB: but for the record, opening the files (your attachment above and the modified file I tested) leads to several pages in MS Word 2003 with pages having only 1 row at top of page.
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby b51harris » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:11 pm

I got an extra page after I created a table. The table on the second page had nothing in it. I right clicked on each row and deleted each row. That got rid of the second page. Now I don't have to worry about using extra paper when I print if I forget to just print the one page.
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Re: Delete blank page

Postby Bill Sawyer » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:19 pm

I have found when there is a blank page at beginning or end of a document that one of two things will work.

Highlighting everything with cursor and hitting the "Delete" or "Backspace" key on the keyboard.

Highlighting everything with the cursor and going to the menu bar: Table > Delete > Table
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