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Manual page numbering and footer text

asked 2017-08-02 17:31:19 +0200

Kizuna gravatar image

Hey, all. I've been searching and rooting around in LibreOffice's settings, but I can't get my footer to cooperate.

Ideally, I would just be able to have a different footer on every page, which I could edit freely, but that doesn't seem to be an option. What I am trying to accomplish is twofold: One, I want LibreOffice to ignore the first three or so pages when numbering. Presently, when I try to number the pages, it counts the first three as the first three. I want it to begin counting on the fourth page.

Second, I want the nature of the footer to change based on the chapter that the page is part of. So, the pages that are part of the introduction will read, "Introduction" at the bottom. The pages that are part of the first chapter will read, "Chapter 1" at the bottom. And so on and so forth.

This is a solid thirty-page document I'm working on, so making a new page style for all thirty pages seems a tad ridiculous. How do I go about manipulating the footer to my ends?

Thank you.

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answered 2017-08-02 18:18:05 +0200

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Yes, what you want to do is quite normal with LibO Writer. All these topics and some you have not yet asked are covered in "Chapter 4 Formatting Pages" in the LibreOffice Writer Guide. You can download a free copy of the manual from https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/... . The current copy is 4.0 but the detail is fine.

You will probably need about three Page Styles, One for the Header pages with no page numbering, and perhaps two for the left and right hand pages if they are going to be different. For example if you have the page numbers on the outside of the page.

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