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Hans Rieche
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:31 am    Post subject: Independent columns on more than one page Reply with quote

Hi, I want to write twon independent long texts - one column for each. (I did not find any hints in the various documentations.) Does anyone know if this is possible - and the solution?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a two-column table will do what you want.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this does not work, since I need moe than one page. In each column the text should flow from one page to the next page.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans Rieche wrote:
I think this does not work, since I need moe than one page. In each column the text should flow from one page to the next page.


It will.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which version of Writer are you using. Text Flow across pages is available in Oo 2.0 onwards from the Table Properties, Text Flow tab.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The actual settings on the Table > Table Properties > Text Flow tab are:

[x] Allow table to split across pages and columns
___[x] Allow row to break across pages and columns

The first allows the table to flow across page boundaries; the second allows a single row of the table to flow over page boundaries.

Both need to be checked (but I thought that was the default). You need OOo 2.0 or newer, as Bhikkhu Pesala said.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But my problem is the following: In WRITER I want to write 2 separate continuous texts in 2 independent columns (e. g. one column with english text, the other with its german translation). (a table can be devided from row to row, not within a single row)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want simple Parallel Columns then use a table with a single row that breaks across pages.

If you want Parallel Columns with Block Protect, to keep related paragraphs together, then use a table with multiple rows, and also allow rows to break across pages. Type one or more paragraphs in each cell, with the translation of those paragraphs in the adjacent column.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My problem is solved! Thanks to all contributors!
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