Random Blank Page in PDF Output

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Random Blank Page in PDF Output

Postby ecera on Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:33 am

When generating output for one of my targets I get a consistent blank page.
It stays in the same location even when the table of contents is rearranged. I have also tried creating a new table of contents with the same topics - and the problem persists.

Essentially it looks like I have an invisible page 6, there is a page number in the footer on the page. But nothing else.

I have tried the normal solutions:
- Inject empty pages as needed is not selected
- I have selected and unselected Use TOC depth for heading levels

My efforts to use other similar topics on this forum hasn't provided a solution.

Any ideas why this is happening?
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Re: Random Blank Page in PDF Output

Postby SteveS on Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:17 pm

Are you forcing the next lot of content to start on a right hand (or left hand) page?
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Re: Random Blank Page in PDF Output

Postby ecera on Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:23 am

The page layout I am using has only a normal page (not a left and right) so I am not sure if that is possible.

How would I check that?
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Re: Random Blank Page in PDF Output

Postby ecera on Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:29 pm

I have checked the TOC, end on left page has been disabled (for the applicable topics).

Is there anything else I can try to get rid of the empty page?
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Re: Random Blank Page in PDF Output

Postby AlexFox on Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:56 am

It may be worth checking you don't have page-break-before: always set on whatever element heads up page 7.
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Re: Random Blank Page in PDF Output

Postby ecera on Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:11 am

I checked the page-break-before and page-break-after settings for both elements before and after the break page. Both were set to default.

I tried playing with the page break settings after this. The only result was moving the blank page to page 5 of the document. I am really unsure what I have done with this. These are both PDF QuickStart Guides for mobile apps (and will also have online help available for Beta release). The iOS one, which I set up at the same time functions perfectly. I am not sure what I have done with the Android version. Until I changed one page break setting the style sheets were identical.


I have found that one topic (called Files, starting with an H1) seems to be the cause of the blank page. When I remove that page the blank is also removed.
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Re: Random Blank Page in PDF Output

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:46 am

Can you show us what your H1 style looks like (copy the code) and we might be able to spot something. Does it have "page-break-before: always;" hiding in there?
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