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Sections issue - Bug or working as intended?

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I made a simple 3 page document, double spread, to play around with Sections.

I inserted the text "Chapter x" (x=1,2,3) at the top of each page to keep track of them.

I then created a section for each 'chapter', i.e. the first started on physical page 1, the next on page 2, etc

I then inserted two new pages before page 2.

The sections automatically updated and the section for "Chapter 2" now referred to physical page 4. All well and good.

Next I deleted the two new pages, i.e. physical page 2 and 3

This time around Section 2 (correctly) pointed to physical page two, but Section 3 vanished. As a result, my Chapter 2 and 3 were incorporated into Section 2. I can only imagine how this would play havoc with a lengthy document with many chapters and sections.


Is this how it's intended to work or a bug?

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11 hours ago, adreamer said:

Is this how it's intended to work or a bug?

This sounds like a bug to me.


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We have made fixes/improvements to this area (Sections can incorrectly be deleted) of the program in the latest customer beta. If you would like to try these changes the beta software is available in the forum posts listed below.

The latest beta builds are downloadable from links at the top of each of these beta forum posts.

These betas install parallel, next to the release version (they do not overwrite your release) and so the fixes can be tried in the beta without affecting your normal workflow in the release version.

Once these programs have been through a full beta process the change will be released in a future free 1.8.1/1.8.2 update/patch to all customers.

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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