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Black line across document

Postby opensezame » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:02 am

 Edit: Split from [Solved] Thin and Thick black line across document 
Frightful PITA moving on to Libre office and seeing if this is not there
I can only stand so much "helpfulness"
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Re: [Solved] Thin and Thick black line across document

Postby opensezame » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:07 am

Something to do with hidden paragraph command
started a few weeks ago and is a confusing Nuisance

more OO doing me "favors"

I don't know what it is but can clear it with VIEW changes but has been appearing with multiple lines overlying text at the last page of a document.
Nothing seems to identify them
I can move these annoyances to the bottom with several VIEW commands so they dont obscure text and don't print
Can anyone recommend a simple program that is free from inserting overflowing automatic "options" and
"features" that complicate use to no end?
I am not using my WP to publish.
this really lacks utility, as defined by functionality, convenience , simplicity and intuitive access to options
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Re: [Solved] Thin and Thick black line across document

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:58 am

Uncheck /Format /AutoCorrect /While typing.

You may find it helpful to read
Writer for students (several languages)
which gives a useful synopsis of how to use Writer.
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Re: [Solved] Thin and Thick black line across document

Postby Bill » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:27 pm

opensezame wrote:I don't know what it is but can clear it with VIEW changes but has been appearing with multiple lines overlying text at the last page of a document.

Does "View changes" mean the option Edit > Changes > Show? There is no View > Changes option on the View menu. Do you have Edit > Changes > Record enabled? The Edit > Changes options are disabled by default and there is no need to enable them unless you're editing someone else's document and want them to be able to see the changes you have made.
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Re: [Solved] Thin and Thick black line across document

Postby opensezame » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:07 am

Nope

was changing from webLayout to PrintLayout several times
no luck after last update

I cannot find what function is being invoked
Clearing borders in paragraph format , moved them to bottom and margins off document, then they reappeared
What I have are several thick black lines , that do not print across the screen obscuring entered text.

The RTFMD comments may be well intended, but submerging in a catalog of that type trying to get the description of the problem has not proven productive in this case
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Re: Black line across document

Postby Bill » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:56 am

Please upload a sample document so someone can identify the lines. If they're obscuring the text, they should not be borders. They should be some kind of object that can be selected and deleted.
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Re: Black line across document

Postby opensezame » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:57 pm

Thanks
The black lines are of the same number as the end of paragraph marker
I tried looking at the paragraph formatting but one problem is not having the name of the item or function I am trying to evaluate.
Big problem with all kind of trouble shooting is jut getting the jargon glossaried
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Re: Black line across document

Postby FJCC » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:32 pm

The attached image shows the last page of the document. I do not see anything unusual on any page. I tried clicking various View settings but I did not see any significant changes. Let's see if someone else gets the same or a different result.
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Re: Black line across document

Postby RoryOF » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:37 pm

I am getting the same as FJCC's image.

 Edit: One thought occurs to me: is the line the non-printing page margin? Try turning off /View /Text boundaries. 
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Re: Black line across document

Postby Bill » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:37 pm

I can't identify the lines because no black lines appear in the sample document when I open it with AOO 4.1.7, LO 6.3 or LO 7.0. No paragraphs in the document have borders.

If toggling Print Layout/Web Layout makes the lines move for you, then they may be artifacts produced by your graphics card driver which may need to be updated.
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Re: Black line across document

Postby opensezame » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:22 pm

This is weird
I opened a copy to get a screen print, since it was still being a big deal.
When I did this the lines were there, but as white and not black bands full window width across the document with a passel of them on the background "under" the document as well
When moving the screen window to get a better pic for screen grab, showing the problem, they went away in the moved image.

Open Office locks up and crashes all the windows so often , I uses it only because the cost of having a WP across several computers is not attractive
and it crashed trying to get pics again. Appears to be locking up when a pasted image times out when it turned out to be a link rather than a simple pasting

Here are the screen shots I got for the problem
CANT TOO BIG for 128kb limit
will try something else to get you an image
Thanks I appreciate the hel

edit after work closed
?I hope I remembered to save after every act?
More crashing
Constant problem, with OO
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Re: Black line across document

Postby RoryOF » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:43 pm

I'm thinking a video driver problem. Try downloading the latest driver for your graphics card from manufacturer's site, and installing it. Don't rely on Windows 10 to use the latest driver.
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Re: Black line across document

Postby Bill » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:44 am

opensezame wrote:When moving the screen window to get a better pic for screen grab, showing the problem, they went away in the moved image.

This is a symptom of a problem in the graphics system on your system. It is not the result of some automatic option or feature of OpenOffice. No one else is seeing this problem with your document file.
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Re: Black line across document

Postby opensezame » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:29 pm

THANKS TO ALL
Sorry to be having so many issues, but found a way to get the screen shots to the right size
HERE is a screen capture of what the program is doing as a attachment
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Re: Black line across document

Postby Bill » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:31 pm

Sorry, "the program" still doesn't do this on my computer.
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Re: Black line across document

Postby Bill » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:29 am

An Internet search may turn up something that's helpful. It could be the graphics driver or possibly a failing GPU or RAM. Here's something I found on a Windows 10 forum:

Graphic artifacts on desktop
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Re: Black line across document

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:45 am

You can try to deactivate the Use hardware acceleration in Tools>Options>OpenOffice>View.
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Re: Black line across document

Postby RoryOF » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:15 am

Hagar Delest wrote:You can try to deactivate the Use hardware acceleration in Tools>Options>OpenOffice>View.


I think this is the first thing to try. It would be helpful to know the make and model of the graphics card and also the resolution of the video display on the subject computer.
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