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Split pages

Split pages

Split pages

(OP)
I am trying to do something very specific.  A friend of mine and I are re-writing a text and instead of the usual format of row-style commentary a la

re-write
1st comment
2nd comment
2nd re-write

We would like to do a side-by-side, columnstyle so that I can do my re-write and he can do his and we can see them on the same page in a column format:

rewrite y   |   re-write x
re-write 2y |   re-write 2x

So I want the columns to be absolute and separate, so that when i write in the left column, it does not go over into the right column when I hit the bottom, but starts the next page, and the same for him in the right column.

Hope this is clear and I really hope it can be done.

Thanks,
Chris

RE: Split pages

What you want does not seem to be possible.

However, if the text is fairly short, it might be possible to fit both versions onto one maximum-height page. The maximum height seems to be 1190mm, roughly 4 A4 pages.

Alternatively, you could simply keep the two versions in separate files, and open them in two separate instances of Writer, side-by-side on the screen.

RE: Split pages

Or put the text in a two-column table.
When you're done, delete the 'comments' column, then convert table to text.

cheers
Jay

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