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Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby posaune » Mon May 03, 2021 11:55 pm

I know exactly how to put a border in the header--such that the author name and title have a solid line between them and the body text on the page. However, when I follow these directions, they work perfectly on the RIGHT page style, but nothing happens at all on the LEFT page style. Any idea what might be causing this?
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby Bill » Tue May 04, 2021 1:01 am

You know what you did, but we can only guess. Please upload a sample document.
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby posaune » Tue May 04, 2021 2:55 am

This is a print book formatted with LEFT and RIGHT style pages, different headers.

On the right page, under the book title, I open the page style box and go to the header tab. I click the MORE.... gray box at the bottom left. Under the 'user defined' and image of a box, I click on the arrows under the box so the line appears at the bottom of the box and then choose a line style from the drop down box beneath that. Click okay and okay again and the document now has a solid line running under the book title and the length of the header. It does exactly what it's supposed to do.

When I do the same on the left page, exact same steps, nothing happens. No line appears.
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby Bill » Tue May 04, 2021 3:47 am

It works for me using the native ODT file format. It doesn't work using the foreign DOC format.
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby posaune » Tue May 04, 2021 4:02 am

The document I'm working in is ODT.
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue May 04, 2021 7:40 am

As said by Bill, we need a sample file to check. We don't need the whole document, just 2 pages showing the problem. See How to attach a document here?
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby Bill » Tue May 04, 2021 9:23 am

The borders show in the header on both left and right pages of my sample file in AOO 4.1.9, AOO 4.1.10, LO 6.4.7.2 or LO 7.1.2.2.
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby RoryOF » Tue May 04, 2021 11:05 am

Some time ago I had a problem on mirrored pages on a book-length text, with the left page header showing a different spacing from body text than the right page header, which had the desired spacing. I know I sorted out the problem, but am unsure of exactly how. My memory (fuzzy at this extent of time) was that I eventually had to define headers for Left Page, and for Right Page, and later reapply mirrored page style which seemed to be influenced by the spacings from the Left/Right Page definitions.
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby posaune » Tue May 04, 2021 3:22 pm

Thank you. I'm working on reducing it to two pages and removing personal information. The forum has a post that tells me how to protect against 'undo' which says:

You can remove any saved change information using Edit > Changes > Accept or Reject > Accept All, then saving the document.

However, I don't have an option of Changes under my Edit tab. How do I block the undo feature?

Also-- in making a copy to reduce to the two pages, the underline shows up in the copy--and can't be removed.
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby Bill » Tue May 04, 2021 4:38 pm

posaune wrote:Also-- in making a copy to reduce to the two pages, the underline shows up in the copy--and can't be removed.

Are you saying that the borders appear in the headers on the left page in the copy? If so, maybe you should just use the copy. The sample document that you upload should have the problem.
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Re: Border in Header works on only Right page

Postby floris v » Tue May 04, 2021 4:40 pm

Save a copy of your file, then anonymize the copy and upload that here. In general, it's a very good idea to save a copy of your work before you make big changes, like replacing some text by other text, that might have unwanted side effects.
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