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[Solved] Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:07 am
by TonyRyan
Hello all,

I am having difficulties with certain Text documents.
I am studying and do a lot of copying and pasting into my documents.
Whats happening is as I paste some text to my document it will not go past the end of the second page.
Here I am expecting just to run on to a 3rd page but it doesn't.
The writing seems to go beyond the bottom margin and I'm absolutely baffled.
I have compared this to documents where I am writing up my coursework and everything works just fine and dandy and the only difference I can see is my styles and formatting is 'DEFAULT' on the written pages that work fine, but say 'TEXT BODY' on the documents giving me trouble.
I have tried changing to DEFAULT , but as soon as I click on the page it goes right back to TEX BODY....
Why is it treating me so badly..?
It's holding me back.
Can anyone please advise and offer a solution.
I have screen shots but do not know how to insert them here.
Many thanks

Tony

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:12 am
by FJCC
Can you post an example document? To upload a document, click Post Reply and look for the Upload Attachment tab just below the box where you type a response.

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:20 am
by TonyRyan
Ok, hopefully you can see what I'm talking about in this screenshot.

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:45 am
by Bill
A picture of a document doesn't tell the whole story. I'm guessing that you somehow are pasting text in a frame and not just text. Try Edit > Paste Special > Unformatted text.

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:47 am
by FJCC
The positions of the grey text boundaries and the red triangle in the image make me think you are inserting the text into some kind of special object, a section or a frame, rather than into the body of the document. I cannot reproduce that effect, however. Without an actual document, I am stuck for the moment. Maybe someone more experienced with Writer will have a suggestion.

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:54 am
by TonyRyan
OK, here is the document

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:57 am
by TonyRyan
Hi,
I am reallynew to all this and have no idea what a frame or special object or a section is.
I am thought i was just pasting into a regular text document

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:10 am
by TonyRyan
hi,,
tried edit- paste special is greyed out though

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:39 am
by TonyRyan
Thanks guys I've managed to sort it.

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:07 am
by RusselB
It would be helpful to us, the helpers, and any others that may be having a similar problem if you would share how you managed to get it sorted out.

Re: Cannot paste past second page

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:38 pm
by Bill
Here's one way: The document has four frames. Two of those frames contain text and the frames are too large to fit the page. Change the page size temporarily so the frames fit on the page. The text can then be selected in the frames one at a time and pasted in the document text area. The frames can then be deleted and the page returned to the correct size.