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Libre Office- Headings and Numbering

asked 2017-10-02 19:01:09 +0200

s_alj gravatar image

updated 2017-10-02 19:07:27 +0200

Hello! First time posting here.

I've run into some trouble, with a document that was copied from MS Word.

I'm trying to use the Headings (1, 2 and 3) styles, to have something like:

1 Blabla

1.1 qwerty

1.1.1 stuff

1.1.2 more stuff


But right now, I can't seem to get the Heading 2 style right, and get:

1 Blabla

1 qwerty

1.1.1 stuff

1.1.2 more stuff

On the "paragraph styles" menu, in "outline & numbering", both Headings 1 and 3 show "Outline numbering" blocked as the "numbering style". Heading 2 unblocked, at WWNum6. How do I get it to "Outline numbering" as well?

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answered 2017-10-02 19:42:30 +0200

floris v gravatar image

You have to set the Outline level for Heading 2 to 2 instead of 1. Make sure that you don't link heading styles to numbered list styles, that will mess up your numbering.

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answered 2017-10-03 08:40:27 +0200

ajlittoz gravatar image

@floris v omitted to mention that this setting is located in Tools>Chapter Numbering..., tab Numbering. The paragraph style associated to a heading level is selected with the drop-down menu Paragraph style.

A legitimate limitation of LO Writer is you can have only one paragraph style per level.

Be careful with styling as there are huge differences in concept between M$ Word and LO Writer.

One of the notable diferences is Word has no notion of character style. This is why you'll see many WWNum6-like styles. To avoid chaos in your document, you are strongly advised to save your working copy as .odt and only export the final one to a Word format for exchange.

Another difference is in numbering. Doing so in Word is a nightmare and creates instability. Once again do it in LO Writer with proper use of styles (and don't hesitate to clean spurious styles like WWNum6).

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The setting "Chapter Numbering" was my solution. Thanks! gravatar ( 2019-12-07 22:12:54 +0200 )edit
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