Ask Your Question

When I create an index in LibreOffice Writer, the resulting index shows the entries but no page numbers. Can you help?

asked 2018-01-17 17:38:45 +0200

Giddykipper gravatar image

I think I'm doing it right, and it's so much better than Word 2016. However, all the chosen entries appear thus -

Fred Bloggs .........................................

but no page numbers for the pages where Fred Bloggs appears. What am I doing wrong?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

2 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2018-01-17 21:10:21 +0200

ajlittoz gravatar image

In addition to @Mike Kaganski's answer, check tab stop position to ensure it lies within the margins, not outside. This is particularly important if you format your index 2-column. The default tab stop aligns page number to the page right margin. When in 2-column mode, this is twice too far and the entry is clipped to column width. You then see part of the leader and no page number.

edit flag offensive delete link more


Many thanks, Ajlittoz, problem is solved now. Thanks for your input, it was all about the tab stops :)

Giddykipper gravatar imageGiddykipper ( 2018-01-19 11:00:35 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-01-17 20:18:17 +0200

You should ensure that the entries at the Entries tab are setup correctly, specifically include the page number elements.

For an empty new documents, they consist of the following elements:

LS E# E T # LE

The elements are:

  1. L ink S tart (here the hyperlink starts, that would allow you to click and follow the link): Character style Index Link
  2. E ntry # (Chapter number): Character style <none>, Format Number, Evaluate up t0 level 10
  3. E ntry (i.e., the text): Character style <none>
  4. T ab stop: Character style <none>, Fill character: ., Align right
  5. Page #: Character style <none>
  6. L ink E nd: Character style <none>

Everywhere Tab position relative to paragraph style indent is checked.

edit flag offensive delete link more
Login/Signup to Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2018-01-17 17:38:45 +0200

Seen: 271 times

Last updated: Jan 17 '18