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From "Girvin R. Herr" <>
Subject section problem
Date Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:51:24 GMT
I am using OO.o 3.3.0 [OOO330m20 (Build:9567)] under Linux.  I have an 
85 page (so far) Writer document I am writing that includes a 4-page 
table which I am trying to place into 2 columns in an area of the 
document.  I only want the table in a 2-column format, not the text 
before and after the table.  I inserted a 2-column "section" before the 
table, selected the table, cut and pasted it into the new section and 
that's when strange things happened.  The table starts out fine for the 
first 1.5 pages then, instead of continuing into the 2nd column on that 
page, there are 4 "blank" but unselectable phantom pages inserted before 
the remaining part of the table continues in column 1 again.  These 
"blank" pages cannot be typed into nor do they have the section's column 
separator lines down the center.  And yes, they do print as blank 
pages.  Putting the cursor at the end of the last cell of the table's 
first part, using the cursor keys to step to the next cell, jumps over 
the "blank" pages to the beginning of the first cell of the 2nd part of 
the table.  This "feature" effectively turned my 4-page table into a 
7-page table!  That is *not* the direction I wanted to go in to save paper!

I tried this same procedure in a new document by copy-pasting the 
1-column table into the new document and following the same procedure to 
create the 2-column table section.  Same result.  So it isn't something 
else in the large, almost 10MB document.  This is either a bug or 
something I am doing wrong.  I followed the procedure in the OpenOffice 
Writer Guide, Chapter 4 - Formatting Pages; Using Sections for Page Layout.

Does anybody know what is going on here? 
Is this a bug? 
Is it a known bug? 
Is there a work-around for this?
Thanks in advance.
Girvin Herr

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