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I haven't used marginalia myself, but I noticed that there is a section on how to set them up in Bruce Byfield's excellent book "Designing with Libreoffice", available for download for free from http://designingwithlibreoffice.com .

I haven't used marginalia myself, but I noticed that there is a section on how to set them up in Bruce Byfield's excellent book "Designing with Libreoffice", available for download for free from http://designingwithlibreoffice.com .

Additional: I found this: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/77815/writer-how-to-change-position-properties-of-margin-frames/

For getting the frames to automatically change sides for left and right pages, the crucial setting is the 'Mirror on even pages' checkbox, in the Position section on the Type tab. This needs to be done before frames are inserted in the document. The frames can be anchored to the paragraph so that they move with any changes to the document contents.

Byfield's book describes adding space before the text in the paragraph style. What I am not sure about is how to get this to automatically change to space after the text on right pages. You can, however, set wider margins on the outside edges of mirrored pages. Marginalia frames can then have their horizontal position set; e.g. "From inside" by "1 cm" to "outer paragraph border" (you can play around with these settings). This places the frames actually in the margins, and automatically switch sides for left and right pages.

Hope this helps. Good luck.